Janelle Wood earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Arizona State University in 1989 and her Master of Arts degree in Biblical Leadership from Phoenix Seminary in 2005. 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/President of the Black Mothers Forum, Inc., founded in August 2016, a non-profit organization of black mothers who have come together to end the bloodshed in the Black community; dismantle the school to prison pipeline; and restore the strength, dignity and hope of the Black community.
Janelle's passion is to ensure all Black children have the opportunity to live out their God-given purpose, free from the threat of systems, laws, policies, procedures and practices that limit and control the movement of their Black bodies.
As the next LD-11 State Representative, Janelle will use her experience in our schools to put a spotlight on rebuilding our education system ensuring it is a fundamental part of preparing Arizona for the future. She will also be a leader in restoring Arizona’s economic strength post-pandemic, rebuild our infrastructure and put real resources behind job creation.
Janelle has been married for 28 years and is the proud mother of one adult son, Bryce.
Janelle Wood Public Service Highlights …
- Arizona Department of Education’s School Safety Task Force
- Arizona Department of Education’s Equity and Inclusion Council
- City of Phoenix Police Department’s Use of Force Task Force and Disciplinary Review Board
- City of Tempe’s Public Safety Taskforce
- Leadership Team of Unity Collective
- Board Member, Arizona State Board for Charter Schools
- Board Member, Black Mothers Forum Micro Schools
- 2021 Phoenix Suns Golden Standard Award;
- 2019 City of Phoenix’s “MLK, Jr. Living the Dream Awardees”