Jackie McGowan


Jackie is licensed social worker with over 15 years experience working with children and families in a variety of settings and stages of life. Since receiving her graduate degree from Stony Brook University, she has worked with families in crisis in foster care, in hospital settings, and in special education to create connections and education for growth within the family. Jackie co-founded and directs a summer camp for children with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents, Camp Highlight. The program focus is promoting pride in family, supporting character development, and encouraging healthy independence.  Joining Girls Leadership to cultivate healthier relationships and build confidence in girls is an exciting opportunity for Jackie to advance on the skills she has acquired in her career.