Jackie Kohlhepp

Chief of Operations

Jackie Kohlhepp, LMSW proudly takes on a new role within our organization as the MSS Director of Operations, overseeing the network’s day-to-day operations, organization development, human resources, recruiting, marketing, IT, and special events. Jackie has been working with our schools for the past two years, providing HR and operational support and is thrilled to further her involvement with our organization.

Jackie graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

After spending a year living abroad in Krefeld, Germany, she began her career in direct practice social work settings, including the Salvation Army Center of Hope in Charlotte, NC, a shelter for women and children that serves an average of 340 women and children nightly. At the Center of Hope, she worked directly with shelter residents and community members to design and coordinate programming to help families transition out of homelessness. Jackie also worked as a general adult inpatient social worker at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Institute of Psychiatry in Charleston before transitioning to a macro social worker role with the goal of empowering others for change at a systems level.

She worked for four years at Sherman Capital Markets, a global investment company in Charleston with a deep commitment to philanthropic efforts and community empowerment, inspired by the CEO’s dedication to changing the status quo of education for students in South Carolina.

When Jackie is not spending time with our amazing MSS team members and schools, Jackie enjoys traveling, experiencing other cultures and spending time with her incredible husband, Ryan, and dog, Rex.

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