MY PROFESSIONAL LIFE


MEDIATION & FACILITATION EXPERIENCE

I, L. Jenae Henry, am a Certified Mediator in the State of Washington, since 2007. I am a member of the Washington Mediation Association (WMA) and serve on the Board of Directors for the WMA. I have over 500 clock hours at the mediation table and am trained and experienced in the following types and styles of mediation:

  • Basic/Community Mediation (i.e. neighborhood disputes, landlord-tenant cases, etc.)
  • Family Mediation (i.e. parenting plans, dissolution of marriage, etc.)
  • Workplace Mediation
  • Multi-Party Mediation
  • Parent-Teen Mediation
  • Restorative Justice Mediation

I have volunteered my talents through the Lewis County, Thurston County, and Walla Walla County Dispute Resolution Centers since 2007 and recently served as the Board of Directors Chairperson of the Neutral Ground DRC of Walla Walla County until February 2016. Finally, I serve as a volunteer mediator for the Seattle Federal Executive Board Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Consortium of Mediators and SFEB/OSHA Whistleblower Cadre to assist with Federal Employee cases throughout the Northwest Region.

MENTAL HEALTH EXPERIENCE

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist in the State of Washington. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor and Child Mental Health Specialist in the State of Oregon. For the past 16 years, I have served a wide variety of cultures and populations within the social services field, including individuals and families struggling with acute and chronic mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, and other social systems' needs. I have worked in capacities of strategic planning, program evaluation and improvement, program and project management, quality assurance and improvement, utilization review, policy development, crisis intervention and prevention, jail and crisis stabilization coordination, care management and care planning, psychotherapy, case management, grant writing, fundraising, and participating in and facilitating multiple disciplinary networking for the purpose of bridging systems of care. I have served in leadership roles for fiscal, administrative, clinical, and operational purposes. I have provided direct and indirect training, supervision, and disciplinary measures for all levels of clinical professionals for the purpose of quality improvement and patient care needs. I have served within clinical, residential, hospital and educational settings, as well as in the state and local government systems. My clinical focus has historically been in Brief Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I have also received the following certifications:

  • Child Mental Health Specialist
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Treating Children/Adolescents
  • Trauma-Focused Crisis Intervention - Strategies for Working with Returning Soldiers
  • Our Veterans; Their Readjustment - Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Veterans in Our Community
  • Adult/Child CPR & First-Aid
  • Verbal and Hands-On MOAB (Management of Aggressive Behaviors)
  • FEMA Incident Command System
  • Domestic Violence and Victim Advocacy
  • Trained in Chemical Dependency treatment and services and the effects of Substance Abuse
  • Trained in Sexual Health and Relationship Education (SHARE) Program curriculum

I served as a Youth Mentor for both the Thurston County Youth Court program and Community Youth Services (CYS) in Olympia, Washington (2008-2009). I also served as a Community Member for the Cowlitz County Substance Abuse Coalition Executive Board (2007-2008), which was focused on the education and prevention of substance abuse in the schools and community. Finally, I served as Program Director for group homes in the Seattle metro area, which housed female adolescents within the state foster care system. I oversaw and managed all of the residents' treatment plans and care needs and collaborated with families/guardians, schools, and other professionals to facilitate the residents' return to their homes and communities.

EDUCATION / ASSOCIATIONS

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Administration from Baker College
  • Masters of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology from Walla Walla University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Speech Communications and Business Administration from Northwest Christian University.
  • Certified Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in Washington State (2015-present)
  • Member of the Washington Mediation Association (2015-present)
  • Board of Directors Member for Washington Mediation Association (2016-present)
  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Dispute Resolution Section (2015-present)
  • Board of Directors Member (Chairperson) for SOS Health Services of Walla Walla (2014-present)
  • Member of the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce (2015-present)
  • Board of Directors Member (Chairperson) for Neutral Ground Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) of Walla Walla County (2013-2016)
  • Board of Directors Member for Trilogy Recovery Community (2013-2016)
  • Certified in Adult and Child First Aid and CPR (current)
  • Ranked as 3rd Gup Red Stripe in both U.S. & International Taekwondo Federations

MY PERSONAL LIFE


I have lived in the Northwest my entire life. I was born and raised in the Boise metro area of Idaho State until age 12. My family then moved to Walla Walla, Washington where I graduated from high school. I returned to the Walla Walla Valley in 2010 to serve on the local mental health crisis team and have remained in "my home town" since that time -- spending my spare time volunteering for multiple non-profits, mediating for the federal government, hiking the local mountains, spending time with my family and taking a personal interest in the community and government of our wonderful small town.


MCKNIGHT SURNAME MOTTO

McKnight is a surname of both Irish and Scottish extraction. It was first found in Kirdcudbright and refers to a person who took care of horses. One of the first members in McKnight family history to immigrate to the United States was John McKnight, who arrived in Maryland in 1668.


My family's surname McKnight evolved from the Scottish Clan of MacNaughton.


 The McKnight family motto is Nil durum volenti, which means nothing is difficult for the willing.



MCKNIGHT TARTAN

Note: This tartan displayed has been reproduced electronically and the colors are approximate. This is a sample of just one of the tartans that may be available for the MacNaughton Clan, from which the surname McKnight evolved.