Health & Human Service Assistant Manager
DC Public Library Programs and Partnerships
Jean Badalamenti, MSW, is DC Public Library’s Health and Human Services Assistant Manager, working in the Programs and Partnerships office. Jean has been with DCPL since 2014. In her role with the library, Jean leads system-wide initiatives in a variety of areas. Since 2014, Jean has been developing programs, creating partnerships, and training DCPL staff to support customers experiencing homelessness. Jean also manages DCPL’s library at the DC jail in partnership with the DC Department of Corrections and coordinates system-wide initiatives to address the needs of adults with developmental disabilities. Jean’s most recent project has been developing and coordinating a skill-building program to equip DCPL staff with dialogue facilitation skills that support the public library as center for civic engagement and community dialogue. Jean has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Howard University, and has worked in health and human services in DC for over 25 years.