Joelle Ruben, M.S.W.

Communications Lead

Joelle Ruben has more than 15 years of experience working on child and family issues in a variety of communications, policy, advocacy, and direct service roles. At JBA, she contributes to a range of corporate and project efforts encompassing publications, videos, websites, social media, and branding. Ruben’s skills include creating and implementing dissemination plans for a variety of audiences, translating complex information into plain language, forming strategic partnerships, writing, and editing. She is also adept at helping organizations strengthen their websites and social media presences.

Ruben supports multiple JBA projects spanning home visiting, pediatric primary care, child welfare, and other topics. As the dissemination lead for the National Home Visiting Resource Center, she shapes and refines products on home visiting, including nearly 30 briefs and the Home Visiting Yearbook. She leads communication efforts for a project supporting ZERO TO THREE as it works to scale the evidence-based HealthySteps model and helps develop products looking at judicial decision-making and hearing quality in child welfare court cases. Ruben has also served as dissemination lead for a project on strengthening the home visiting workforce and as co-lead for the Home Visiting Applied Research Collaborative.

Prior to joining JBA, Ruben was a managing editor at JBS International, where she led content creation for a national clearinghouse for family and youth workers. She received an M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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