Chief Program Officer |
Sophie Marie Namugenyi is the Chief Program Officer for JFS Delaware, in charge of therapeutic clinical services and case management programs; Sophie works closely with JFS’ leadership to develop strategies for the staff and the programs/services provided to meet the evolving needs of the community. Sophie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is passionate about cognitive and behavioral therapy impacts on families/individuals who have experienced trauma, are going through transitions, or managing crisis & emergency situations.
Sophie earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland with an undergraduate degree in Community Health from the University of Florida. She has spent over 12 years in the nonprofit sector—6 of which have been spent with JFS—and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program focusing on leadership in social administration. A passionate and organized leader, Sophie also serves as the Chair of JFS’ Diversity & Inclusion Committee, fostering a culture of ethical awareness and dedication to continuous improvement among the staff.
Sophie is a mother of 4 black boys (2 step-sons and 2 biological sons). She is originally from Uganda, East Africa, grew up in Gainesville, Florida, and is now a proud Delawarean.