Marie Bat’el has benefited greatly in her own life from mentoring relationships and circles starting in her teens and throughout her life. She believes strongly in the philosophy of local sustainability in the coordination of care and empowerment of human resources. The Rose Circle Mentoring Network is providing direct services to children, youth, young adults and families in Jackson County. Marie has her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Southern Oregon University as well as a Masters in Divinity degree from the Pacific School of Religion. Her fields of study and involvement with progressive Christian churches provided her the training in and passion for an appreciation for diversity in all of the human family. Marie is happy to lend her extensive experience in office management to The Rose Circle for the growth and success of this important work.
Meet the Program Director!
Coriann Matthews has a wide array of passions in the social service field including youth empowerment, restorative justice, political science and advocating, health and fitness, plus much more. Her most recent experience consists of providing direct youth mentoring services including residential care for youth in the child welfare system, advocating and case management with homeless youth, and working with teen parents. She also teaches group fitness classes weekly. She got her Bachelors of Science in Human Services from Southern Oregon University in 2010 and is currently working on her Masters of Social Work from Portland State University with an expected graduation in June, 2018. She then plans to continue her education to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Coriann is committed to serving youth in Jackson County in a variety of ways and brings passion to her role as Program Director.
Our Training Team
This team of dedicated professionals provide training for circle facilitation and mentor certification.
Ellen Craine has been involved with the Rose Circle since its inception in 2005. She was among the initial group of women whose vision birthed our organization. From 2009-2011, she coordinated our first school-based program in the Phoenix-Talent schools, providing mentoring to kids at-risk of truancy. She has been a member of our Board of Directors and she fulfilled administrative functions before we had a funded Executive Director position.
As a long time member of a women’s circle, she deeply values the transformative power of the circle. Ellen has been an educator all of her life and has a passion for helping children and youth thrive.
Harmony Haynie has over 20 years of experience working with teens, and over ten years of experience working with non-profits. She has been with The Rose Circle for the past three years as a community circle mentor and board member. Harmony is passionate about working with youth and their creativity, and is currently spearheading the third annual You Rock! fundraiser, a variety show featuring teen performers.
Leslie S Lanes‘ passion in life is the awakening of consciousness through to authenticity. Using the tools of Mediation and Facilitation, her work with individuals, couples and organizations has been to this end. A Convener of The Millionth Circle International Initiative, Leslie’s teaching of circle work joined with others at the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women over several years. Leslie’s interest in advancing girls’ and boys’ circles and youth mentoring has been fueled by these and other experiences. Since it’s inception in 2005, she helped start and develop The Rose Circle Mentoring Network, a non-profit organization in southern Oregon training women and men to be mentors for girls and boys – highlighting healthy community expression through authentic engagement between the generations. Leslie counts herself a part of a worldwide network of individuals who are becoming aware of each other and of the unfolding of an enlightened society.
Lucius Wheeler has been working with youth ever since he was a teenager. Beginning as a summer camp counselor, he later founded a nature-based mentoring program for adolescent boys in Central Oregon. Now a graduate student in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, Lucius looks forward to serving adolescents, adults, and families as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Mentoring has played a pivotal part in Lucius’ personal development, and he is honored to be able to share the power of mentoring as a Rose Circle trainer.