Jamie McAfee-Hodge got an undergraduate Family and Consumer Science degree from Tennessee State University. She returned to TSU to get her Masters in Social Work. Jamie was a Program Director for I Have A Future Youth Development Program. Prior to her career with IHAF, Jamie was a Social Worker at Matthew 25 Transitional Housing Program, where she was the Director of Successful Re-Entry Program in Nashville, TN. She worked closely with youth and adult male inmates that were exiting the penal system, using tools to decrease recidivism rates.
Jamie has over 13 years of experience in a variety of settings working with youth to senior adults, with many adversities, utilizing both long-term and brief interventions. Over the years she has broadened her experience around services associated with youth and families, individuals with HIV/AIDS, mental health disorders, alcohol and drug issues, research, community involvement, housing retention, financial assistance, social services and more. Jamie is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. Jamie recently accepted a position as a board member for Nashville’s Affordable Housing. She is a very active social justice advocate in the Nashville community, a motivational speaker and a Focus Group facilitator.