The Tried & True™ staff team drives the day-to-day work of the organization and is complimented by an experienced, gifted, independent board of directors who provide oversight and guide our mission and values.


Jen POWERS, Executive Director

Nationally Authorized Common Sense Parenting® Trainer, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner. With nearly 20 years of experience engaging parents and children as a former Elementary School Teacher, Children's Pastor, Parent Educator at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati and Respite Coordinator at Butler County Educational Service Center, Jen has a passion to see families come alive. She believes strongly in the powerful role parents have in loving and leading their families well. 

COURTNEY EWING, Parent Educator

Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner. As a licensed Social Worker, former intern with City Gospel Mission and nearly 10 years tenure caring for orphaned and vulnerable children in Mexico and India with Back2Back Ministries, Courtney has a heart for seeing children overcome hardship to become all they were intended to be.  Courtney brings a wealth of knowledge, passion and gifting around trauma-informed care to Tried & True™ and is pursuing her Masters in Social Work.

LORA TROYER, Parent Educator

Nationally Authorized CSP Trainer, Lora has over 10 years of rich history and experience in the social service field working with families in need as a Director at Pregnancy Care of Cincinnati, a Family Service Worker with the Community Action Agency's Head Start program in Over the Rhine, Operations Coordinator of MercyWorks at Vineyard Cincinnati Church, and within the foster care system at Necco. Lora brings a strong desire and ambition to equip parents to be the best version of themselves as they engage with their children. 

Board of directors

Corrie Guckenberger
MInistry Partner development COACH, Back2Back Ministries

Pastor, Village Community Church; executive director, Joshua's place

lisa Marker-robbins
PResident, LEAP (Learning, Enrichment & Assistance Program)