Janine’s journey to Harvard-Westlake began in 2012 as a parent and she joined the Admission Office in 2015. In addition to her work in the Admission Office, Janine previously served as Harvard-Westlake's first Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is now the school’s first Assistant Head of School for Community and Belonging.
Prior to Harvard-Westlake, she worked as a lawyer at several large law firms, served as Senior Advisor/Deputy Legal Counsel to former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, and taught several law school courses at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Capital University Law School. For the admission side of her work, Janine works closely with prospective families throughout the application process, conducts applicant interviews frequently, and sits on the school's admission committees.
Janine's husband, Chris, is Chair of the Upper Schools Deans and they have two daughters, Taylor and Avery, 2018 and 2023 graduates of Harvard-Westlake.