Inga James 

Inga James has been President and Executive Director of Heartly House since 2014 and has more than forty years working within the human services and nonprofit sectors. Dr. James sits on several boards dedicated to family violence, including the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, for which she is the immediate past president. In 2019, she was appointed to the Governor’s Workgroup to Study Visitation and Custody Decisions When Child Abuse or Domestic Violence are Alleged and, in 2021, she was named to the Governor Commission for Trauma Informed Care. In 2020, in response to the pandemic crisis, Dr. James founded, and now chairs, Trauma Responsive Frederick. Dr. James has a master’s degree in social work as well as an MA and PhD in organizational psychology.

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