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Cutting Edge Technology to Improve the Foster Care System will be Discussed on this week's "Breaking The Silence" Radio Program!

This Sunday evening's "Breaking the Silence with Dr. Gregory Williams" Radio Show LIVE at 8:00 pm CST will be discussing an amazing new tool to bring the latest level of technology to help in the placement of foster children in the system.  The experts in the field that will be special guests on this week's radio programs are Jennifer Jacobs and Jessica Stern, Co-Founders of Connect Our Kids.
Jennifer and Jessica Radio Poster

Jennifer Jacobs is the chief executive officer and a co-founder of Connect Our Kids, a non-profit using technology and data to improve outcomes for children in foster care.

Prior to co-founding Connect Our Kids, Jennifer was a fellow and distinguished analyst at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. While there, she led teams of analysts in understanding and improving complex systems and processes within the federal government, particularly around nuclear non-proliferation and border control.

Jennifer was a White House Fellow in the class of ’05-’06, serving with the National Security Council. Prior to her Fellowship year, Jennifer spent eight years at Sandia National Laboratories leading teams working in numerous foreign countries addressing nuclear security and border control.

Jennifer served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a military police platoon leader and jumpmaster at Fort Bragg.  She also served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a team leader, a unit commander, a general’s aide, and a nuclear operations officer.

Jessica Stern is the COO and co-founder of Connect Our Kids. Born and raised in St. Marys, Ohio, Jessica lived with a foster family as a young girl. One of eight children, Jessica has a great interest in reducing trauma and family separation.

With a background in philanthropy and communications, Jessica has received numerous awards in business, as well as for her leadership with non-profit organizations. From small fundraising events to producing a benefit concert with the legendary Bob Marley Band, Jessica is passionate about creating positive change in the world. She was awarded the Key to the City of Destin, Florida for her work on behalf of the World Food Program.

Jessica spent time working for the Governor of Ohio in the Office of Workforce Transformation and the Governor’s Office of Appalachia. Jessica Stern is a published author and child advocate.

"Breaking the Silence with Dr. Gregory Williams" can be heard LIVE each week at 8:00 pm Central Standard Time by simply hitting this link:

The radio program has over 1.6 million listeners each Sunday evening during the LIVE broadcast. Listeners may call in with questions and comments at 888-627-6008.  After the LIVE radio broadcast the program will go out to over 115 podcast networks to be able to be listened to ON DEMAND.  Dr. Gregory Williams, author of "Shattered by the Darkness" and upcoming books, "Overcoming the Darkness: The Road Map to HOPE" and the youth version, "When Dark Clouds Come: The Road Map to HOPE" is the host of the informational radio broadcast.  It is heard LIVE on iHeart Radio, YouTube LIVE, Shattered By The Darkness Facebook page, and many other platforms.  To contact Dr. Williams for more information or to be a guest on the program email him at or phone/text him at 832-396-6525.


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