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The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - BUSINESS -

Po­si­tion: A Chance to Change, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer

Web­site: achance­tochange.org

Birth­day/child­hood home: Aug. 31, 1970/Ed­mond

Ed­u­ca­tion: Ok­la­homa State Univer­sity, bach­e­lor’s in hu­man en­vi­ron­men­tal sci­ences with an em­pha­sis in youth and fam­ily ser­vices. She is a mem­ber of Chi Omega soror­ity.

Fam­ily: Tony Bella, hus­band of 22 years; and son Blake, 15, a sopho­more at Ed­mond North High School

Neigh­bor­hood: Oak Tree Park

Com­mu­nity in­volve­ment: Grad­u­ate of Lead­er­ship Ok­la­homa, Class 26, and Lead­er­ship Ok­la­homa City, Class 32

Lead­er­ship phi­los­o­phy: “I be­lieve in soft land­ings. We all screw up, but in­stead of be­ing puni­tive, I give team mem­bers op­por­tu­ni­ties to cor­rect them­selves, de­velop and strive to do bet­ter. My goal is to build a team that col­lab­o­rates and en­joys work­ing to­gether, and whose mem­bers strive to be the best they can be.”

For fun: Spend­ing time with her fam­ily and mom, work­ing in the yard, read­ing, and watch­ing her son’s base­ball games

Jani­enne Bella

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