Policy Engagement

Krysta Gougler-Reeves, MSW, MPH

North Carolina Manager for Policy & Engagement, Family Connects International

Krysta is the North Carolina Manager for Policy & Engagement. In this role, she leads policy engagement and analysis for NC communities and serves as a resource for technical assistance on early childhood policy related to early intervention and home visiting programs. She’s been with Duke’s Center for Child and Family Policy since 2017 and previously worked to support individuals with developmental disabilities.

Jessica McCoppin, MA, MPH

Acting Director for Community Alignment

Jessica joined the Center for Child and Family Policy and FCI in September 2018, working on the community alignment aspect of the model’s implementation. Currently, Jessica serves as FCI’s acting director for community alignment, working across all teams and Family Connects sites. In this role, she supports the development of innovative approaches to the Family Connects model and leads development of content and support for community alignment. Before coming to Duke, Jessica led a team of nutrition and health educators supporting individuals and families with limited resources.