I love to inspire individuals of all ages to become the best version of themselves! I have a BA in Education from Northern Kentucky University (English and Journalism), with a focus on Middle/High School Education. I am also a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Health Coach and Nutritional Consultant.
As a lifelong resident of NKY, I have taught in multiple school districts and have also been involved in the business community as well. I have been married to Columbus for 24 years and have three children. The minute I heard about the Anti-Virus Program I knew I had to get involved, because my own children are impacted everyday by this culture. Through implementation of the this program, I am looking forward to impacting a whole generation with the Anti-Virus character values and leadership skills in my community and throughout the Commonwealth!
James B. Corbett (Jim) has been successfully providing financial advice and insurance services since 1988. He holds a Master’s degree in financial services, is a Chartered Financial Consultant®, and is a Chartered Life Under writer®. Jim’s strength lies within his ability to bring clarity to his client’s financial needs and to offer solutions.
Prior to becoming a financial advisor, Jim was a professional football player with the Cincinnati Bengals from 1977-1980. Jim, an economics major, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh where he served as co-captain on its 1976 National Championship football team.
Among his community service activities, Jim is the past president of the Greater Cincinnati Epilepsy Board, past president of Northern Kentucky Life Underwriters, and past board member for the Society of Financial Service Professionals.
Jim currently serves as the Founder and CEO of Glory to God Int’l Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides care to widows, orphans, prisoners and wanderers throughout the world. Jim also travels regularly, hosting conferences for pastors and leaders in all pillars of society.
Jim and his wife, Susan, currently reside in Lakeside Park, Kentucky. They have four children, DJ, Elizabeth, Danny, and Christine.
It's exciting to be a part of hope and transformation! As a former elementary school teacher, I always loved working with children of all ages. I have lived in Kentucky my entire life and have been married to Jim Corbett since February 26, 2000. Together, we have 4 grown children (Danny, Christine Elizabeth and DJ.) and 8 grandchildren. I also serve on the board of Glory to God Int’l Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides care to widows, orphans, prisoners and wanderers throughout the world.
Through the years, Jim and I have witnessed our culture change drastically; where innocence, integrity and face to face communication has almost been extinguished through media, technology and business. It is clear from the news headlines that our nations children are suffering and struggling with what used to be simple life issues. When I was introduced to the Anti-Virus Program about 6 years ago, I leaped with joy. I could hardly contain myself seeing the potential of this program and knowing the need to bring this to KY schools.
Timing is everything some say, and no doubt the time is now! Having grandchildren in the public school system, I want to do whatever I can to make a difference in all children's lives; which will ultimately be our nations leaders in the future!
Jack Westwood is a former member of the Kentucky State Senate, representing District 23 from 1997 to 2013. Westwood was also a member of the Erlanger-Elsmere School Board from 1995 to 1996.
Jack earned his B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky in 1966. He went on to receive his M.A. in Education from Northern Kentucky University in 1980. Westwood was an English/Journalism Teacher for Lloyd High School from 1966 to 1993. He then worked as a Photographer for Photogenesis from 1987 to 1995.
Jack currently resides in Erlanger with his wife Kelly, has 4 children and 11 grandchildren. When hearing about the Anti-Virus Program he recognized the need for this type of program in KY schools, because of what he experienced in his own classroom and in the legislature. He thinks the future can be brighter for students that implement Anti-Virus character values and leadership principles into their lives.
My name is Melinda Brown. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education in 1989 and my Masters of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis in reading in 1991. I recently retired after teaching first grade for 29 years at Miles Elementary in Erlanger, Kentucky. I am currently a Supervisor to Elementary Practicum students at Northern Kentucky University. I have been married for 28 years and have two children. One is pursuing a career in teaching and the other is completing a nursing career.
I am excited to be a member of the Anti-Virus Team. Being a mentor allows me to teach character values that are essential to becoming a successful adult. These skills will help teens build personal relationships in a social media age and make educated decisions in their future.
I have always had a heart for children! My name is Michelle Crook and I am a lifelong resident of NKY. I have been married for 27 years to my husband Troy and we have 3 amazing children. I am thrilled to be a mentor for the Anti-Virus Program, because this program allows me to take part in offering NKY school children vital information that will impact their lives in a very positive way. I was one of the first mentors for the program in NKY, and the changes that I have seen in my students from one year to the next are quite remarkable. The program at the school where I was a mentor was proven to be 91% effective, but more than that, the student's lives are transforming!
I am so excited to be a part of the Anti-Virus Program here in KY! I am a mother of two children and a Guidance Counselor at LBJ Elementary School in Breathitt County. My students needed a program that could teach them the skills they need to be successful in life and Anti-Virus has proven to be exactly what we need! After attending the ten week program, one student commented, “This program meant so much to me and now I know that thoughts become actions, actions become habits, and habits become your destiny.” This program was proven to be 93% effective to our students in its first year, and we would love to continue this success for many years to come. Anti-Virus works to help children make positive changes and give them confidence for their future!
My name is Natalie Weaver and I am from Northern Kentucky. I have been married to Jeremy for nine years and have four beautiful children. I have a BA in Education from NKU (Middle School Education), and have spent the last 15 years working with children. I love middle school age kids, because they are in a special season of their lives where they are figuring out what kind of people they want to be. It is a privilege to work with the Anti-Virus Program and give guidance to our youth. As mentor, I teach character values to help make our youth become people of character, and in turn this offers a brighter future for the state I love!
My name is Eenie Ranshaw, and I have taught in NKY for 31 years (15 years in Middle School). I have a Master’s Degree in Education and have been working with kids for over 3 decades. I have seen firsthand how culture and social media has drastically changed the thoughts and actions of our youth. There are many "viruses" out there (such as bullying, drugs, alcohol, self-harm, lying, etc.) trying to corrupt the minds of our youth, and I feel that the Anti-Virus Program is part of the solution. This program teaches character values and skills that apply to this generation, and as a result student's lives are being changed!