Janessa McMillen

Starbucks Mental Health & Wellness DEPLOY Fellow, Jacksonville



Janessa McMillen joins Blue Star Families as the Mental Health and Wellness DEPLOY Fellow, with support from Starbucks. Janessa has over 10+ years of public sector experience in engagement, data analytics, and strategy. She has previously worked for Department of Army, National Institutes of Health and Department of Veteran’s Affairs. In addition to her applied experience, Janessa holds a Masters of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from University of Baltimore and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Towson University.

Janessa is an active-duty Navy spouse; currently stationed at Kingsbay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia with her daughter and husband, FTC McMillen. In her free time, Janessa enjoys assisting military spouses and veterans to acquire meaningful careers and connecting members of the active-duty community with local resources.