Nance Roy

Chief Clinical Officer, The Jed Foundation

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Nance Roy is a psychologist and has dedicated her career to protecting the mental health of teens and young adults and reducing suicide. She is the chief clinical officer of the Jed Foundation and assistant clinical professor at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. Roy provides consulting services to high schools, colleges, and professional organizations across the country on effecting systems change, strategic planning, and implementing practices that promote positive mental health.

Previously, Roy held positions as the assistant dean of health and wellness at Sarah Lawrence College and associate dean of health and wellness at Rhode Island School of Design where she developed, implemented and evaluated policies, programs, and systems that enhance and support well-being and focus on a holistic approach to education, crisis management and a public health model for delivery of care. She has published multiple works on effective strategies for promoting emotional well-being among teens and young adults and is a nationally known speaker. Roy has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina and Harvard University, where she also earned her PhD.