Annette D. Greene, LMSW
FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & Executive Director
Annette has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of Child Welfare from frontline abuse/neglect investigation casework to intensive in-home family reunification casework. Nearly 10 of these years were in foster care and adoption which included training and licensing foster and adoptive homes, ongoing supervision of foster and adoptive homes, and the placement of children. She was the local executive director for a national non-profit minority adoption recruitment organization in Houston (One Church One Child) for which she later became the national program director. As the national program director, Annette coordinated all communications between OCOC programs across the nation, provided technical assistance to all OCOC programs nationwide, assisted in grant writing to obtain government and private sector funding, served as a liaison between NOCOC and other social service agencies, built relationships between NOCOC and members of the US Congress as well as local elected officials in various states, planned national conferences, designed and implemented developmental and preventative program services that help strengthen and empower multicultural and socially diverse children, young adults and families and was instrumental in establishing one of the first minority licensed child-placing agencies in Texas. Annette also worked with the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), the HBCU Substance Abuse Consortium and Howard University to sponsor national conferences for students in HBCUs across the country.
Since 2007, Annette has been providing an array of social services as a Licensed Master Social Worker for adult renal failure patients in dialysis clinics. She has also been providing similar social and empowerment services to child patients and their families at Texas Children’s Hospital since 2010.
Annette is a certified trainer in foster/adoption parenting curriculums. She has also created workshops and seminars on such topics as parenting, teen suicide, women’s issues, and effectively setting and achieving goals. She worked as a counselor for youth and their families involved with the juvenile justice system for nearly15 years; and for four years as a therapist for an in-patient and partial-hospitalization drug and alcohol prevention organization.
Annette served on the Houston Child Abuse Task Force, the Texas Legislative Steering Committee for Minority Adoptions, and the National One Church One Child Advisory Board. As an active member of the MANATAKA American Indian Council, Annette served as a member of the web-based Counseling Assistance Committee for over 10 years, providing free spiritual counseling service to its members and guests via email. She also served as lead editor for Black Business Houston Magazine for three years and voluntary co-editor for the Association of Black Social Workers–Houston Chapter Newsletter for 10 years.
Annette is a self-published author of two books – Soothing the Heart (which features some of her own landscape photography and America’s Black Self-Made Millionaires & Their Secrets to Success (co-authored by John Raye and Thomas Boneparte). She is also a published lead-author of a journal article “Whistle-blowing in Social Work: Guidelines for the Agency and the Practitioner” in the premiere journal for the field of Social Work (Social Work) and has published articles in local and national magazines and newsletters (i.e., Black Business Houston Magazine; PROMISE Magazine; The Association of Black Social Workers – Houston Chapter Newsletter.
Rev. Annette Greene’s personal mission statement is to live her life in such a spiritually awakened state that nothing is impossible to her. To be an open vessel through which the essence of Source energy bountifully flows, revealing complete health and wholeness in her life and the lives of all whom she encounters.
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