Who is Janine?

She is a passionate professional dedicated to strengthening the Columbus community by providing essential training in restorative practices, conflict resolution, self-care, self-awareness and mindfulness to youth, teachers, and community members.

She is a licensed contractor in Restorative Practices and Facilitating Restorative Conferences for the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP). She holds her Master’s degree in Restorative Practices from IIRP and is the co-creator and facilitator of Honest Conversations about Race, an inclusive group that emphasizes open honest dialogue about the impact of race and racism on our lives.



  • The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)

  • Mind-ED

  • Columbus Care Coalition

  • The Seasoned Farmhouse

  • Edible Columbus

  • Yoga On High - Urban Zen Integrative Therapy

  • Philip Shepherd and The Embodied Present Process

  • Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio

  • The Center for Living Compassion

  • City Folks Farm Shop

  • National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA)


Certifications & Training

  • Compassionate Communication (NVC) - facilitator and coach (2012 - present)

  • Reiki Master (2015)

  • Restorative yoga & Yoga Therapy

  • Restorative circles practitioner

  • Urban Zen Integrative Therapist - Teacher and mentor (2013)

  • Natural and Sustainable Bee keeping - Spikenard Bee Sanctuary - Certified Mentor (2019)