About the Contributor: Jenn Craigue

Jenn CraigueJenn Craigue is the secretary of the board of directors of the Direct Care Alliance. She worked for 10 years as a direct care worker, five as a CNA in Massachusetts and five as a licensed nursing assistant (that state’s equivalent) in New Hampshire. She has worked in a wide variety of long term care settings, from nursing homes to home care to rehabilitation centers to hospitals. At Quality Care Partners, the home care agency that was her most recent employer, she provided leadership and support to other direct care workers as a peer mentor trainer, a Basic Life Support instructor, and a training assistant. She has also advocated for direct care workers in the policy arena, testifying in favor of a wage increase at a state hearing.

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