With nearly 30 years of professional experience, Jennifer Goodrich has served in multiple capacities in the mental health and substance abuse field. She has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Central State University and a Master of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, an approved supervisor for both licensures. She has served as the President and CEO of Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth since May of 2019. As a part of Pivot since 1999 she has had the opportunity to address the needs of youth who experience layers of trauma, involvement in child welfare and juvenile justice, and youth experiencing homelessness, alongside a talented and dedicated staff who put the needs of clients first.
Jennifer is married to Jeff Goodrich, with two young adult daughters, Grace and Amelia. Jennifer is led by her faith and desire to be of service to others. “For me leadership is not a job title, it is an action and example. You don’t achieve it. You live it.”
Chair of the Day
As Director of Government and Community Affairs for Paycom, AJ Griffin manages interactions between one of the nation’s fastest growing technology companies, government officials and community groups across the country. AJ served six years in the Oklahoma Senate, where she was a member of senate leadership and gained recognition for improving policy around juvenile justice, child welfare, healthcare, disabilities and substance abuse. Prior to her election, she was a nonprofit executive with a background in education and the hospitality industry. She is a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University (OSU) and earned her master’s degree in education from the University of Central Oklahoma. AJ is currently pursuing a doctorate from Baylor University.
A self-identified “policy wonk,” AJ uses her civic activities to influence policy as a member of the board of directors and policy committee chair for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy and the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. Additionally, she serves on the boards of Human Rights for Kids, Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Foundation, Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, Miasha Project, the advisory board for Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at Vanderbilt University, and was appointed by Governor Stitt to chair the Developmental Disabilities Council of Oklahoma. AJ is a member of SALTT Class 8, OKC Rotary Club 29, Leadership Oklahoma Class 34 and the Alumni Advisory Board for Spears School of Business at OSU.
AJ and her husband of 30 years, Trey, both love traveling and all things OSU. They share those loves with their daughters, Alex, a second-year law student at the University of Missouri, and Reagan, a senior at OSU.