After earning degrees in business administration and taxation, and her CPA license, Jennifer Henn, Co-Founder, and Executive Director of COR, Inc., had a successful career working in the tax departments of Ernst & Young, First Data, and The Coca-Cola Company. She left the corporate world to stay home with her three children, and for 12 years enjoyed being actively involved in their schools and activities.
Volunteering with a non-profit organization focused on sex-trafficking led Jennifer to join that organization as its CFO. She learned about the inner workings of a non-profit and gained experience in development, board governance, and fundraising. It was there that she saw the resilience of kids when given opportunities, resources, and unconditional love.
Seeing the disparity between the opportunities her children have had, and those children living in underserved and marginalized communities fueled Jennifer’s passion to find a way to bridge that gap. Meeting Jennifer Bartl and Jennifer Greenlee and learning of their passion for the same thing prompted them to start COR. They each have a different set of skills that, when combined, create a formidable team.
Jennifer loves spending time with her family (husband and three kids) and three dogs, watching her kids play sports, traveling, reading, hanging out by the pool, and a good glass (or two) of red wine. Having grown up on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, her favorite place to be is by the ocean. She gets silly excited when she makes connections, especially with and among women looking to make a difference.
Jennifer Bartl, Co-Founder, and COO of COR, Inc., received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Wisconsin and her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is adept at best practice program development.
She has worked in the field of Behavioral Health & Addiction for over 20 years, choosing to lend her passion and talent to school-aged youth. She has been instrumental in the development of a school-based mental health clinic, securing funding to start after school programming for children, and substance abuse prevention/education programming for at-risk adolescents. She has partnered with over 25 community stakeholders to establish a local collaborative system of care in Atlanta that serves to increase access to health services and community resources and to decrease healthcare disparities. Jennifer has been recognized for her work in raising awareness of intimate partner/teen dating violence; she is well versed in the areas of trauma, play therapy, marriage and family therapy, addiction and specifically, social justice issues including those that impact women, persons of color and other marginalized groups.
Jennifer is a champion for children of all ages and a dedicated advocate for vulnerable populations including victims of sexual exploitation and trauma. She is a statewide trainer for Darkness to Light and presents Stewards of Children training around metropolitan Atlanta to raise awareness of and teach adults how to recognize and prevent child sexual abuse. Jennifer is also a facilitator of Love146 Not a #Number curriculum. Not a #Number is an interactive, five-module prevention curriculum designed to teach youth how to protect themselves from human trafficking and exploitation through information, critical thinking, and skill development.
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Pat Hurston is a highly dedicated and resourceful corporate and non-profit executive with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of executive leadership, strategic planning, and fundraising. She has a proven record of fostering organizational efficiency and growth and is adept at the effective leadership of any size staff.
Pat has a passion for women and children issues and providing leadership in the business community as a servant leader, serving as a volunteer, board member and advisor to the board, to help make positive change.
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