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Lena Harris

Lena Harris

Lena Harris

Implementation Specialist
Spangler, Room 206


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Johns Hopkins University

Area(s) of Work

Biographical Statement 

Lena Harris is an implementation specialist with The Impact Center at the UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG). She has been a strong advocate for children and youth in foster care for several years. Prior to joining the Impact Center at FPG, she worked as an implementation specialist with Fostering Health NC, a program of the North Carolina Pediatric Society where she collaborated with multiple state, county, and community stakeholders to advocate for medical home care for children and youth in foster care. She also has direct practice experience working with children, youth, and families through her time as a county in-home and foster care social worker. Harris earned her Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as a member of the Child Welfare Education Collaborative. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She is passionate about empowering children and families to achieve improved wellbeing outcomes, with a focus on those involved with the child welfare system and the systems that interact with it.