• Long Beach City College, Legal Procedures
  • Southwestern Paralegal Institute, Paralegal Studies
  • Online Studies:  Grant Writing


Jana returned to SOAR in May 2019 after 19 years away.  She brings a background as a trained and certified paralegal as well as several years spent in social work, case management, grant writing, and community service.  These skills qualified her return to SOAR as the Executive Assistant/Capital Campaign Manager. In addition, she was a volunteer with SOAR in the early ’80s and a member of the volunteer team that assisted SOAR in its relocation from Houston, Texas to Balsam, North Carolina in 1983.  She and her husband take pride in having raised two outstanding sons, both highly intelligent and with their own unique learning styles. Today both sons serve as influential contributors in the cultures they reside. She is compassionate and enthusiastic to share with others the joy of seeing the outcome of applying SOAR’s proven and positive parenting techniques.

Pastime interests include spending time with family and friends, reading, walking, yoga, cooking, writing poetry, needlework, and currently working on a private pilot’s license much to the inspiration of her husband.