Jennifer has been working in the mental health field for more than fifteen years. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with her Masters in Social Work. Jennifer has had experience in the private and public sector working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. She found that a lot of her clients would go to therapy and then wouldn’t have time or energy for other healthy outlets. Jennifer hopes that RVA Creative Wellness Center can be a one-stop place for counseling, creative outlets, and community involvement.
Previous to Co-founding RVA Creative Wellness Center, Jennifer has been working as an individual, couples and family counselor in private practice. She has found that creative expression and mindfulness can help clients with anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, and other mental and behavioral disorders. Learning how to connect mind and body can relieve stress.
Jennifer was in the nonprofit sector before her career in mental health. She was the Director of Marketing and Development with Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, California and Membership and Volunteer Coordinator with Commonwealth Girl Scouts, in Richmond, Virginia. When she worked in the non-profits, her job was to support leaders and empower young people. In 2017, Jennifer started the National Charity League, Inc. Midlothian Chapter. National Charity League is the oldest and largest mother-daughter volunteer organization in the nation, giving mothers and daughters a unique opportunity to strengthen their bond while growing together, sharing of themselves and improving their communities.
Jennifer loves working in the nonprofit sector because it incorporates her passion to make a difference to those in need and community involvement. Jennifer is excited about RVA Creative Wellness Center and how it will combine all of her passions with Counseling, Creative Expression, Wellness and providing a community to provide a healthy and productive life.
Director of Programs and Development
Sabrina Cordovana is an artist, art teacher and an advocate for the arts in Virginia. Her career has been captivated and motivated by artistic creative expression because she recognizes that it not only profoundly impacts individuals in a positive way but also plays a vital role in creating a dynamic and energetic community.
Prior to Co-Founding the RVA Creative Wellness Center, Sabrina has been a catalyst for the arts in several different ways; through art education, installation of art in public domains and collaboration of art projects with individuals, organizations and special need groups. Art education has been a pleasure and a privilege for Sabrina because she gets to work in a group setting but can also interact one-on-one with students. She has participated, managed and directing art curriculum in several major art centers in Virginia, including assisting galleries with events and outreach. One of her favorite art installations was for SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) Henrico Offices, where she assisted a Girl Scout Troop to paint a mural. She guided the girls in a “paint by number” design which spanned two walls. They also collected snacks, stuff animals and created a take-home canvas wall for children to take home a piece of art after they receive treatment there. The Girl Scout Troop received their Bronze Award for the work they did.
Throughout her career, Sabrina has been passionate about bringing art to diverse groups despite social and economic differences. Recently, she assisted young ladies in the National Charity League of Midlothian to create paintings for the Housing Families First, Hilliard House facility. Supplementary, she has been an active Board member of National Charity League of Midlothian and also served on the Board of the Virginia Glass Guild from 2016 to 2018, assisting during the transition from a local non-profit to a statewide non-profit.
Sabrina has been classically trained at Montclair State University, Pratt Art Institute and Rhode Island School of Design. She then received an AA degree in Photography and Painting from CCM and went on to the University of New Mexico to receive a BFA degree in Painting. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the Science Museum of Virginia and in several collectors’ homes around the nation.