Renita first connected with Melanie Ginn, CEO of Ginn Group Collaborative (GGC) and Architect of the SMART Student Health and Wellness Model, in 2013 while employed at a Relationship and Marriage Education organization. As its Data Manager she worked closely with GGC to determine Expected Value-Return on Investment (EV-ROI), an innovative ROI methodology, for sustainability purposes. In addition, as the organization’s High School Manager, she and her husband, Roosevelt, customized and facilitated the healthy relationship program, Go for the Gold, for the specific needs of SMART Clinic students.
Now, as GGC Chief of Staff, Renita will oversee the day-to-day affairs and personnel needs of the company, managing resources to ensure team members have the infrastructure and leadership support, needed to achieve the innovative visions of the firm, advance opportunities, and address challenges. She will act as counsel to Melanie, offering recommendations and, on occasion, may represent her in meetings and communications. Renita will support all GGC staff in cultivating the spirit of innovation, flexibility, and grit that has supported its success to date, while maintaining fidelity to the firm’s vision, approach, and values.
As a life coach, mentor, and educator for 20+ years, Renita has served thousands of couples, women, teens and children with practical skills-based relationship education. She and her husband are Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coaches and founders of Enduring Love Ministries, LLC where they conduct couple-to-couple coaching and co-facilitate masterclasses, seminars, and retreats within their local faith community, outreach organizations and schools.
In 2014, Renita developed a Summer Reading Program as an outreach for hundreds of children in 3 different low-income housing communities in Dayton, Ohio. During 2018 and 2019, she facilitated a personal development enrichment course for middle school minority males for the Verizon Innovative Learning Program, a STEM focused curriculum based at Central State University. In addition, in 2018, Renita successfully managed the campaign of candidate Charlotte McGuire who was elected Vice President of the Ohio State School Board.
Renita is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Management. She met Roosevelt at Purdue and they have been married for 30 wonderful years during which they were blessed to raise three sons. They now reside in Cumming, Georgia with their faithful companion, Prince.
When reflecting on her call and purpose, Renita said, “I have spent most of my life serving the needs of families and children who are under-served, under-privileged and many times, almost forgotten. It is my honor to join the innovative and trailblazing GGC team as we transform the lives of children, families, schools and communities through the SMART Model. I believe that the SMART Clinics will make a mark in the lives of these students that can’t be erased.”