I am JennRene. I'm originally from Rochester, NY and I currently reside in Tulsa Oklahoma.
I absolutely LOVE the warmth of community and family. I have had awesome opportunities to consult in the area of family development and preservation on several occasions as a professional in other countries and with domestic violence coalitions, youth centers and churches. In addition, I have held and participated in several community leadership forums and family conferences in Syracuse, New York and Texas. In in 2003, I traveled to South Africa and spoke at the town hall in Kuma South Africa, visited shantytowns and spoke to youth in churches and schools and developed a community agenda for leaders in Kuma. I have held community leadership groups and seminars in Klerksdorp South Africa; developed a manual for a family resiliency program for churches and conducted youth dialogue sessions for youth in-school in Sharpeville and Kuma, South Africa.
As an entrepreneur, I am a co-trainer of The Owens Group Training and Development and my husband, Timothy Owens and I own and manage a training and development business in which we teach on various leadership topics and help lead marriage roundtable sessions. In 2003, I won the Syracuse, N.Y. – YWCA Leadership Award in Central New York. My husband and I have also been diversity trainers and members of the National Coalition Building Institute for several years. Currently, I work with Women in Recovery as a therapist with Family and Children’s Services in Tulsa, OK. One thing I have to say is I LOVE Howard University, in Washington, D.C. – my alma mater. How has inspired me to help children and families all the more an pursue my passions in life. I believe in standing up for those who have lost their voices, spiritually and are emotionally bankrupt.