About Us

Meet the This is Jane Project team

Our Mission

This is Jane Project (TIJP) is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that sheds light, builds community, and uplifts the lives of women and non-binary trauma survivors.

Our trauma-aware programming is designed to support that mission through community building, healing services, and compassionate care facilitation (donated medicine). The programs for 2023 include:

Healing Happy Hours (HHH)

Healing Arts (HEARTS)

Community Outreach (location chapters and events)

Survivors Without Access (SWA)

including MMJane and Finding Jane

How We Started

This is Jane Project began in 2019 as a photo-activism campaign to de-stigmatize conversations around trauma, healing, and medicating with cannabis. After photographing more than 50 women and non-binary trauma survivors, we realized that TIJP needed to be more than media, and thus, This is Jane Project 501c3 was born. Now, we offer the above robust trauma-informed programming to support our growing community of Janes while continuing to document stories of hope and healing with cannabis. 

TIJP Leadership

  • Shannon DeGrooms

    She/Her. Executive Director

    Shannon’s commitment to community, justice, and healing led her to co-found This is Jane Project in 2019. Shannon is a writer, community organizer, and proudly serves as the Executive Director of TIJP. 

  • Dr. Gregory Canillas

    He/Him. Executive Board President. Oversight Committee Chair

    (affectionately known as “Doc”) is the CEO of Soul 2 Soul Global (S2S) a mission-driven company that provides “Simple Relationship Solutions for Busy People.” Doc is the creator of the Love Wins! LGBTQ+ Weekend Couples Retreat is a fun and intensive couple retreat that combines LGBTQ+-specific coaching with a luxurious resort experience. S2S also offers the SYMBIS Assessment (“Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts”) for all couples. 

  • Ronni Eloff

    She/They. Executive Board Secretary, Info and Tech Services

    Engaged Advocate, Business, Career, Transformational Life Coach, and Spiritualist who thrives off Data and tech. Winner of the Women in Technology Advocate of the Year 2018 and CEO of For Alliances, a clearing house gathering historical information about women in all forms of business and technology.  She currently is working as the Info-Tech Services Committee Chair for This is Jane Project, and as their Board Secretary.

  • Mskindness B. Ramirez, MA.Ed

    She/Her. Board Member

    CEO of  Club Kindness, Professor, Life Coach, Author, Wife & Mother. Mskindness leads with both her given name and a calling; remaining committed to bringing inclusive healthcare to the masses through her work and volunteerism. 

    Discover more about Mskindness HERE

  • Rachel Murley

    She/Her. Executive Board Treasurer. Oversight Commiteee.

    Rachel holds a BS in management and finance and has worked in the accounting field her entire career. Rachel is an Enrolled Agent (EA) that has worked in the tax industry since 2005. 

  • Adelia Carillo

    She/Her. Board Member. HHH Chairperson

    Adelia Carrillo is an accomplished Chief Marketing Officer of EventHi, with extensive experience in the corporate and consumer electronics industry. Adelia is dedicated to helping companies scale their brand vision, and mission.

    Discover more about Adelia HERE.

  • Dr. Tiffany Bowden

    She/Her. Board Member. Oversight Committee

    Entrepreneur, Business Consultant and Corporate Diversity Expert, Dr. Tiffany Bowden, M.A., PH.D, is the founding President and Co-Founder of the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), and Co-Owner of Comfy Tree Enterprises. The MCBA is the first non-profit dedicated to the needs of minorities in the cannabis industry. Comfy Tree Enterprises provides business consultation to cannabis enthusiasts, start-up’s and established companies

  • Dr. Cris Scaglione

    She/Her. Board Member. Oversight Committee

    Since 1985, Dr. Scaglione has been doing therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuropsychological assessments with people adjusting to brain injury, stroke, and other neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions. She understands that supporting the informed participation of family, friends, and caretakers can be crucial to recovery, compensatory, and adjustment processes. 

  • Dr. Emir Costello

    He/Him. Board Member. Grants Chair

    Dr. Emir Costello possesses a Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in
    Organizational Leadership. Dr. Costello is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.
    He is also a former nonprofit Director of Client Services, a position that allowed him to combine
    his Master’s and Business degrees to service individuals in the community seeking mental health
    services during the pandemic. Dr. Costello’s entire career has been in service to members of the
    community around him. His personality has been described as disarming, allowing for
    connections to take place between him and others seamlessly. He has spent eight years working
    in mental health, including previous stints as a case manager, family advocate, and behavioral

  • Michelle Miller

    She/Her, Board Member

    Advocate for living your best life, mother, wife, human resources professional. Michelle holds a BA in
    Business and has focused on incorporating her workplaces into people-centric environments.
    Contributing to the growth of minority youth through mentoring and sharing life pearls of wisdom is one
    of her passions

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