Jennifer Jackson, LIMHP, LPC, ATR-BC Executive Director
Jennifer Jividen Jackson has been at Heartland since 2012. She is a Siouxland native, growing up in South Sioux City and graduating college from Briar Cliff in 1999 majoring in psychology and art. Jennifer graduated with her master’s in art therapy from the University of Louisville in 2001. She stayed there for ten years working at the state hospital and co-founded an arts based day program for adults with mental illness and intellectual disabilities called Mariposa Place that is still going today. Jennifer is an advocate of behavioral health and has served as past president of the Kentucky Art Therapy Association, past president of the Iowa Art Therapy Association, past chair for the Education Programs Approval Board for the American Art Therapy Association and is currently Secretary for the American Art Therapy Association. At the local level, Jennifer serves as a chamber of commerce ambassador, board member for Growing Community Connections, and committee member for Leadership Dakota County. Jennifer and husband Rory have three wonderful children, Lochlin, Ireland, and Magdelyn and reside in Sioux City. If Jennifer is not in the office, she’s on the golf course or at a sports event watching her children have fun.