Jane Hubbell, M.Ed.
Jane has spent the better part of the last fifty years committed to working with at-risk children and youth as well as other vulnerable populations. With an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a Masters in Counseling she worked for many years with various non-profits in our community including Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Office on Children and Youth.
In 2000 she joined James Madison University and was invited to work with Dr. Vida Huber and a small team to create the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Service (IIHHS) which opened in the summer of 2002. The vision of IIHHS to work with the community, study unmet needs, develop programs and provide faculty research opportunities meshed well with Jane’s commitment to improve the quality of life for all members of our community especially the most vulnerable.
Since that time as a JMU associate director and affiliate faculty, Jane has fostered numerous community collaborations to examine unmet needs and establish long range goals. To achieve these goals Jane and her team successfully wrote over 100 grants and brought into our community millions of dollars to address these issues. Some of these initiatives include; Teen Pregnancy Prevention, the Gus Bus Reading Roadshow, Migrant Education, Ryan White HIV/AIDS, the Medical Suitcase Clinic for the Homeless and the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia.
In 2014 Jane retired emeritus from JMU. A year later she returned to JMU part-time in order to continue working alongside Dr. Jane Wiggins on her important work with the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia. In her spare time Jane enjoys her four grandchildren, traveling, gardening and creating in her workshop.