Carissa is the Director of Connected Youth Initiative Services. She provides support for our CYI service delivery partners and CWB collaboratives. Carissa joined Nebraska Children in August 2023. Her passion for working with transition-aged youth stems from 20 years in higher education working in student activities, college engagement, and leadership.
Carissa earned her B.S. in Psychology and M.S.E. in Community Counseling from Wayne State College. She lives in Norfolk and enjoys traveling, escape rooms, geocaching, and spending time with friends and family, especially her nephew and niece.