Jena Martin

Jena Martin is wife to Brad Martin, formulating chemist and co founder of Engineered Marine Coatings, mom to four through the journey of foster care and adoption to: Jacob, 11, Dakota, 7, Gracie "Gigi" 2 , and Jackson, 11 mos. She is the Director of Quality and Special Populations at Family Connection, a statewide nonprofit, supporting families of children with special needs. She previously worked in pediatric hospice and palliative care before becoming a mom to a special needs child, where she uses her voice to advocate for children with disabilities and who are at risk. If she ever has downtime, Jena enjoys reading, playing with her kiddos, traveling with her hubby and hosting Matilda Jane shows. Coffee, wine, and her daily walk with the Lord refreshes her spirit .

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