Linnea Meiser, M.Ed.

Linnea grew up in the Pittsburgh area and graduated from Westminster College, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. She continued her studies at George Mason University and earned her M.Ed. in Agency Counseling. 

Prior to starting at IMPACT, Linnea worked in various positions working with children in a therapeutic setting. Linnea has experience working in both in-patient and outpatient environments providing individual, group and family therapy and intervention services. She also served as a presenter for community agencies and stakeholders on topics related to child sexual abuse and mental health services.

Linnea was hired by The IMPACT Project in 2014 as a Senior Case Manager. While becoming familiar with the foster care system, Linnea was tasked with developing programming and expanding services to younger children and sibling groups. Due to her success in this area, she was promoted to Supervisor of Sibling Set Foster Care.

Following her promotion, Linnea’s role in the agency was expanded to include supervision of the case management team as well as recruiting/approving new foster families and training current families and staff. In addition, due to her therapeutic background, she was asked to assist with the clinical piece of the agency’s School Justice Panel Diversion Program.

In 2018, Linnea was promoted once again to her current position as Supervisor of Client and Family Services. While many of her prior assignments remained the same, her role as supervisor expanded to include the entire case management team. She also was given more responsibility in over seeing the day-to-day operations of the agency and compliance. More recently, she was tasked with overseeing agency interns and sitting on the statewide Foster Care Workgroup to facilitate systematical solutions facing today’s foster care youth.