Resource Development Associates

Jessica Lobedan, M.P.P.

Research Associate

Jessica brings expertise and extensive experience in the nonprofit mental health sector, including organizational strategy, program management, community education, and public sector partnerships.

Prior to joining RDA, Jessica worked as Director of Community Relations to develop and implement programs that promoted increased mental health education and improved mental health services. She administered programs and worked closely with the San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Behavioral Health Services, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco Police Department, and San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. She managed, analyzed, and evaluated data collected over a wide variety of programs from youth education to police training for crisis intervention/de-escalation training.
In addition, Jessica has worked with homeless services, fair housing, and women’s education. She earned a Master’s in Public Policy from Mills College in Oakland. While at Mills, she won the Public Policy Department’s “Outstanding Thesis Award” for her policy report, “Seeking Safe Harbor in San Francisco: Analysis of Safe Harbor Laws for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children.”

Jessica is passionate about health equity and believes in the importance of health education and early identification as a tool to reduce health disparities.


  • B.A. in Sociology – University of California, Davis
  • M.P.P. – Mills College, Oakland

Select Projects

  • Alpine County Substance Abuse Prevention Plan
  • Mental Health Services Act Innovation Program Evaluation (San Mateo County)
  • Mental Health Services Act Three-Year Plan (Kings County)
  • Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Crisis and Long Term Care Planning