“Because of Hardy Girls Healthy Women I am able to love who I am completely, inside and out and teach others how to as well. I have learned how to take action in the world around me, be a leader, and state my opinions without hesitation. Hardy Girls has shaped me into the strong, independent girl I am today.”
Jackie Dupont, LMSW, Vice President of Research and Programs, is a graduate of Colby College and holds a B.A. in Human Development. She earned her Masters degree from the University of Maine in Social Work and is a licensed social worker.
While at Colby, Jackie was one of the original coalition facilitators for Dr. Lyn Mikel Brown's pilot program "Girls' Coalition Groups" in 2004. From 2004 until the present Jackie has worked directly with girls ranging from 2nd to 12th grade and continues to develop, evaluate, and oversee all of the direct service programming at Hardy Girls Healthy Women.