Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Talk of the Bay from KSQD
Jasmine Nájera on the challenges of substance abuse and mental health for youth, and on the role of PVPSA to bring healing and restorative justice


Jasmine Nájera is the CEO of Pájaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA). Jasmine is a life-long Santa Cruz County resident who is committed to serving her community as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her MSW from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and a BA in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1997. She is married and a proud mother of two children who keep her and her husband busy, their hearts full and excited to see them grow. Jasmine is proud to have served on the Board of Directors for Monarch Services and for the Pájaro Valley Health Care District.

Jasmine joined PVPSA in November 2022 as the new CEO. Since 1991 PVPSA has been providing comprehensive health education, mental health services, substance abuse and intervention and prevention services, and direct counseling to the students and families of the Pájaro Valley.