Jen Rhi Winders

Jen Rhi Winders

Jen Rhi Winders of WISE Services is a youth development specialist for Ellis Planning Associates.  She currently works with the What’s Up? Wellness Checkups suicide prevention screening program in Nevada County high schools, and as a health education social work consultant for the Nevada County Health and Wellness prevention division. She works primarily with Nevada County schools offering direct group services as well as teacher and staff training in mindfulness, yoga, girls groups and Digitales Digital Storytelling, a project utilizing photo and digital voicing to create advocacy and personal growth. Rhi has worked in the human service field for the last 20 years, in direct service and program development. Her areas of experience include developmental disability rights, sexual assault and domestic violence, sexual abuse, reproductive health, HIV counseling and education, teen parenting, and adolescent health. A certified Mindful Schools Educator, YogaKids and YogaEd trainer and facilitator, she has a passion for training teachers and service providers in integrating stress reduction and empowering emotional health tools into educational and counseling settings. Rhi is a trained mediator, HIV test counselor and domestic violence advocate, and holds an MSW from SUNY Albany and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.

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