Jeanine sits on the board of the TGEW and was first introduced to the program as a board member of the Ojai Valley Youth Foundation. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Mental Health Clinician for Ojai Unified School District, she participates as a guest lecturer for the workshops. Jeanine is a registered trainer of SafeTALK (suicide awareness for everyone), a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and a national trainer/consultant for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Jeanine has worked with children, adolescents and their families for over 20 years and believes that our youth need the opportunity to not only discuss the many challenges they face today, but also the opportunity to feel empowered to ask difficult questions, get to know themselves better and feel confident as they navigate through the stages of their development.
“I feel strongly about the mission of TGEW and am honored to be a part of a program seeking to educate, empower and elicit positive change in our youth.”