Gina Garrett was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and currently lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She obtained her Bachelors in Physical Education/Biology from Kentucky State University in 2004 and her Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University in 2014. Prior to moving to Cleveland in 2011, she worked for 6 years as an After-School Coordinator/Health Educator at Elizabeth’s New Life Center in the Youth Development Department. During her tenure at CASE, she accepted several internships with organizations such as: Phillis Wheatley Association, Goodrich Gannett Neighborhood Center, and the Sisters of Charity Foundation (Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood). She is also immersed in Cleveland’s volunteer circuit and donates most of her hours to the Greater Cleveland Free Clinic.
Gina is wholeheartedly dedicated to empowering all members of society and educating youth on making positive choices. She has embraced the ODA mission to “protect, inspire, nurture and challenge” youth in a deepened way that will promote life-long learning with the scholars while engaging their families.