Jennie Lucca, MSW, has been named the new incoming CEO of The Children’s Inn at NIH Jennie has served in a leadership capacity at The Inn for more than 11 years, overseeing the daily management of resident services, family programs, and facility operations. The Children’s Inn at NIH is “A Place Like Home” for children participating in cutting edge research studies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Lucca is a seasoned human service professional with more than 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Her career began in Anchorage, Alaska working for The Arc of Anchorage, an organization dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities. Since that time her focus primarily has been on developing and managing family support programs in community and health care settings.
“Over the past 11 years, Jennie Lucca has demonstrated leadership and creativity in responding to the evolving needs in clinical care and medical research,” said Kelvin Womack, Chair of The Inn’s Board of Directors. “She has a proven track record of managing the activities that are integral to the mission of The Inn.”
Lucca was born in Anchorage, Alaska and completed her undergraduate work in Child Psychology at the University of Minnesota, followed by a Masters in Social Work with a focus on Policy, Planning and Administration from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She and her husband, Rob have two children and live in Oak Hill, Virginia.
The Children’s Inn at NIH is a residential “place like home” for up to 59 seriously ill children and their families who stay together while participating in groundbreaking medical treatments at the NIH, the world’s leading biomedical research center. While the NIH takes care of the child’s medical needs, The Inn tends to the child’s heart, soul and spirit. Families stay at The Inn free of charge, no matter how long.