NEW YORK, May 12, 2021 – Presence, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, has hired education industry veteran Jennifer Berry as its new Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Berry will oversee all of the company’s operations including its clinical management and support teams.
Berry was brought on board to drive operational and clinical excellence as Presence grows its partnerships with school district special education and counseling teams. The company partners with education administrators to support their staff in meeting all of their students’ special education and mental health service needs. Teletherapy Essentials by Presence provides school teams with a suite of therapy content, activities, and evaluations on a video platform designed to enhance workforce flexibility and remote service. The Presence network of more than 1,500 licensed clinicians works in collaboration with school teams via teletherapy to serve their excess caseloads, bilingual service needs, assessment requirements, and short-term coverage needs.
“Jennifer’s leadership comes at a critical time when schools are actively reimagining a better way to serve their students and support flexibility for their staff. Our potential for impact has never been greater and our leadership team is excited for the opportunity,” said Presence CEO Kate Eberle Walker.
Berry brings to Presence management experience focused primarily on strategic planning, human resources and talent development, capacity building, business development, finance management, and operations. She was most recently the COO of After-School All-Stars, a national nonprofit that provides free comprehensive programming in under-resourced communities that supports students to succeed in school and life. She was also the COO of Quantum Learning Network, as well as a Vice President for SCORE! Educational Centers, Kaplan Test Prep, and Kaplan Bar Review.
“It is an honor to join Kate and the team at Presence during this critical time in our country’s journey, especially related to equity in education. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to work with incredible humans doing extraordinary things for students and families,” said Berry.
Berry joins Presence’s highly accomplished leadership team which includes CEO Kate Eberle Walker, CFO Anthony Pane, General Counsel Brian Stephen, CTO Russ Greenspan, CRO Brian Culbreth, VP of Product Cole Dudley, VP of People Shanelle Reese, and VP of Marketing and Communications Laura Sullivan.
To learn more about Presence and its leadership team, visit www.presence.com/.
Presence, Inc. is the leading provider of live online special education-related services, and general education behavioral and mental health services, to K-12 schools nationwide. The company connects speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals with students through its proprietary online platform, and has delivered more than 3 million teletherapy sessions to hundreds of K-12 schools and districts across the U.S. through its majority-female network of more than 1,500 licensed clinicians. The Presence teletherapy platform is also available for school teams to use to serve their students. Investors in the company include Bain Capital Double Impact, Catalyst Investors, Catamount Ventures, and New Markets Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.presence.com/.
Christine Lynch, Public Relations for Presence