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Dr. Johanna Crocetto

Director of the Audrey E. Evans Center for Family Support Services

Dr. Johanna Crocetto is the Director of the Audrey E. Evans Center for Family Support Services at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region.  In this role, Johanna leads a team of expert social workers and family support services staff in providing comprehensive support to families throughout their children’s healthcare journey.

Johanna’s professional experience includes roles as Assistant Professor of Social Work & Field Coordinator at Cabrini University, Child Forensic Interviewer with Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, and Program Director & Mental Health Counselor with Family Services of Chester County.  She has also been in private practice as a Clinical Social Worker since 2013.  Her work has been published in several professional publications and she has presented around the country on topics related to her field.

Johanna holds a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College, a Master’s in Psychology from Bucknell University and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Towson University.

About the Dr. Audrey E. Evans Center for Family Support Services

Named in honor of Dr. Audrey E. Evans, a pioneer in the clinical study and treatment of childhood cancer and the visionary co-founder of the first Ronald McDonald House, the Center for Family Support Services at the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia, focuses on the complex needs of families with seriously ill children. Dr. Evans recognized that “a sick child is a sick family” and built a care model around this strongly held belief, now in place at over 375 Houses worldwide.

Through the Center, guest families are guided through the room request process and once welcomed into the House are provided access to our team of social workers offering supportive assistance including emotional, financial, family resources and health & wellness. Additional support programming includes activities and events, tutoring and education for patients and siblings, specialized workshops and after-stay support. In addition, the Center incorporates a learning component through internships with partner colleges and universities. The Audrey E. Evans Center for Family Support Services is central to our focus on the health and wellbeing of the entire family and our mission to provide a community of comfort and hope. The Center’s director will lead our team to continue Dr. Evans’ legacy in providing comprehensive supportive services to
families staying at the Ronald McDonald House or visiting our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at our partner hospital locations.