Kelly Jaksa, LCSW, has been a social worker since 1988 and obtained her MSW from Boston University in 1994. Kelly worked with children, adolescents and their families for 13 years in community, residential, school and hospital settings. From 2002 until 2008, Kelly was the community mental health liaison for the University of Maine’s school of Social Work Program. She was a field instructor for 25 students. Kelly began teaching in the Social Work Program in 2005 as an adjunct faculty member. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes in practice, diversity, adolescent, group and family social work practice. Beginning in Fall 2010, Ms. Jaksa will coordinate the undergraduate program in social work.