Program Director (4th-8th Grade)
Faith C. Summersett, Ph.D. serves as the Director for the Gems Southside program.
The Gems program encourages girls in elementary and middle schools to identify and develop strengths, skills to achieve educational and professional goals, interpersonal skills, and healthy peer, familial, and professional relationships.
With over 10 years of experience working with underserved groups, Dr. Summersett’s professional interests are focused on the development and translation of evidence-based and trauma-informed mental health assessments, interventions, and programs to systems that serve children such as schools, hospitals, community mental health centers, community programs, child welfare agencies, and juvenile justice departments.
Dr. Summersett received her Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University and a Master of Science degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She also holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.