Janine is a community-builder, strategist, and educator with an unwavering commitment to justice and solidarity. She comes to the GARE Director of Strategic Partnerships position with over sixteen years of experience in nonprofit and government settings leading initiatives focused on racial equity, community arts, youth development, place-making, restorative justice, and leadership development. As a grant and program administrator for this City of Nashville, she collaborated with individuals, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and government agencies to envision and build communities through innovative programming, training, relationship-building, and strategic funding.
Janine has an M.Ed in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt University, a B.A. in Theater from U.C. Irvine, and certificates in College Teaching, Change Management, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace.