Jeannette Ruffins is Deputy Director of Supportive Housing at Bailey House, one of the oldest AIDS housing organizations in the country.  She oversees direct services to clients, building operations and client advocacy. Ms. Ruffins has over 25 years of administrative, clinical and supervisory experience providing services and designing interventions for a variety of vulnerable and at risk populations.

Ms. Ruffins’s experience in staff training and development includes supervision of master’s-level students in clinical and direct practice, administration, and community organizing. Prior to joining Bailey House, she served as Executive Director at HELP USA, in which role she oversaw permanent and transitional housing with support services for homeless families.

Ms. Ruffins teaches at Brooklyn College in the Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Services Administration.