About Root Cause

Jamie Hennick

Manager, Advisory Services



Jamie is a Manager at Root Cause and has more than seven years of experience as an educator and youth development consultant in the nonprofit and public sectors. She has experience working directly with youth communities and consulting experience in youth workforce development, college access, mental health and youth violence prevention programming. Jamie has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, summer camps and after-school programs as well as national and local nonprofits.

After beginning her career as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Santa Rosa, California (where she served as a literacy tutor and after-school mentor), Jamie continued her work as an educator and program developer in a variety of roles and settings including: adaptive swim instructor, inclusion facilitator, Academic Resources teacher and leadership counselor. Her first-hand experiences in the classroom motivated her to pursue a dual MBA/MA where she gained the practical experience and theoretical knowledge needed to help clients achieve organizational goals and systems transformation.

Jamie’s past consulting projects include work with YouthBuild USA and Jobs for the Future, the Center for Youth and Communities, the Waltham Partnership for Youth and Where Art Thou web series. Her core competencies include development, strategic management and planning, program design, business development and evaluation.


Why do you do what you do?


I believe in centering transformation around collaboration and bridging traditionally siloed perspectives. I am honored with the opportunity to work with organizations and leaders who put this vision into action. I believe that collectively we have the resources to address and mitigate today’s most pressing challenges facing young people and their families. This belief fuels my dedication to employing innovative and strategic management practices to transform opportunity so individuals and communities can thrive.



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  • M.B.A. in Nonprofit Management and M.A. in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University; B.A. English from Dickinson College

Favorite Books, movies, music

  • Don Quixote, Eva Luna, Flannery O’Connor short stories, My Brilliant Friend, Like Water for Chocolate, Song of Solomon, The Sun and her Flowers, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Music: Beyoncé.


  • Hiking, writing, jewelry design, traveling, swimming, yoga