Arlene Jones began leveraging her lived experiences within the child welfare and housing systems in 2001. Her dedication to equity is demonstrated through her service as a founding member of the OHIO Youth Advisory Board, Court Appointed Special Advocate, child welfare caseworker, youth housing specialist, workforce development program coordinator and through her work with the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program as a trainer, consultant and curriculum content developer. Arlene works with the Capacity Building Center for States as a Senior Family Consultant, a role where she provides coaching support, technical assistance, and helps the leadership identify opportunities for the organizational integration of persons with lived experience. In addition to these activities, Arlene works as the Youth Navigator Network Program Manager for Kinnect, a nonprofit organization based out of Cleveland, OH. A very proud graduate of Wright State University, Arlene enjoys the outdoors, working out, exploring new places, music and spending time with her husband and their five sons.