Jillaine Baker is a licensed clinical social worker with over 12 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in various capacities. Prior to joining the National Center for START Services, she was the Director of NC START Central and prior to that, a coordinator with the North Carolina team. Jillaine has experience practicing and training within the field of Mental Health and IDD, with emphasis on crisis response, systemic collaboration, positive psychology and program development. She also holds a Master of Theological Studies, where she focused her research on theology and disability. In her spare time Jillaine is trying to begin a L’Arche community in North Carolina. This is a worldwide organization that provides intentional community living for individuals with and without I/DD.
MSW, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Master of Theological Studies, Duke University
BS, Calvin College