Columbia University has appointed Jennifer McFeely, LCSW as an Associate Ombuds Officer. McFeely earned her BA from Kirkland College and her MSW from Rutgers University. She also completed intensive training in family systems therapy at the Family Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
McFeely worked as a clinical social worker and social work administrator in outpatient mental health agencies in New Jersey and Massachusetts and then, for eleven years, she directed the counseling and guidance programs at the Horace Mann School in Riverdale. Her particular areas of expertise are relationships in families, workplaces, and communities; family and workplace conflict; aggression; mindfulness and other forms of preventative mental health; social and academic coaching; and the experience of women and members of minority groups in environments in which they have historically been underrepresented or excluded. McFeely joins Marsha Wagner in the Columbia Ombuds Office.