Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Janelle Wood is a woman who loves and reverences the Lord. She is in love with her husband of 23 years and has been blessed to have a beautiful son and family.  Janelle earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from Arizona State University and her Masters of Arts degree in Biblical Leadership from Phoenix Seminary. She currently works in the insurance industry in the Claims Department and is a part of the management team.  She has always had a heart for those in need and a passion to build up the people within her community. Janelle is the founder of Black Mothers Forum, Inc., a movement of black mothers coming together to end the bloodshed in the black community, especially our black sons.  She is also the founder of a homeless ministry and served as a teacher, coach and mentor to women released from prison who desired to serve the Lord; restore broken relationships; and who desired to become positive influences within their respective communities. She has served as a pastor in the women's prison, various boards, Chief of Staff for the Phoenix City Council, Interim CEO of a women's international leadership development ministry, as well as, provided leadership development training to Christian women leaders from Egypt, Iraq, Jerusalem and Jordan. She is a member of Valley Leadership and Flinn Brown Civic Leadership, which are organizations that promote community development and growth. Janelle's prayer is that she will be a radiant light in dark places and leave a trail of hope, peace and love.