Woman of the Week: Regina Mitchell Lurry

Caroline  -  May 27, 2014  -  No Comments

Here at Executive Elements, we like to feature fantastic women we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.

Regina Mitchell Lurry

My Current Job/Company:
Juvenile Parole Officer/Ohio Dept Youth Services

My Birthday:
09/14/70

My Work:
I design plans that will help youth become successful members of the community. Education, medical concerns, and court mandates are addressed as are family issues. I conduct home visits as well as office and community visits to monitor offenders’ adherence to parole plans. As a Juvenile Parole Officer, I supervise youth placed on parole by Franklin County Juvenile Division. I attempt to instill confidence and pride by teaching them life skills and just trying to make a difference in their lives. I believe we have no “throw away” kids. “Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be (Rita Pearson, Educator).” I believe being strong, consistent, trustworthy and caring goes along way with my parole kids.

My Passion:
My faith, my family, my community.

My Family:
I am blessed to have 2 beautiful, intelligent and amazing daughters: Tyler (20)and Janel (15)

My Heroes:
My parents. (Janie & Paul Mitchell married almost 50 years). They are the best! My greatest supporters and cheerleaders!

My Escape:
None currently……I would love to take a cruise or go to a beach. I love to be outdoors! The sun and sand is just what I need!!

My Pet Peeve:
People who stand for nothing or anything.

My Indulgence:
Wine.

My Roots:
Humble. Simple. Happy. Surrounded by family.

My Future:
Promising and Bright. I am passionate about our youth and feel wholeheartedly that this is what I am supposed to be doing.

My Quote on Life:
“Our finger prints never fade from the lives we touch” (Shakespeare)

My Accessory:
Scarves. A little bling (jewelry, t-shirts, etc. )

My Advice to Young Women:
Define your convictions. Don’t be afraid to assert yourself and stand by your opinions. Be open to others but don’t lose your identity, ideas and opinions.

How I Balance it All:
I find I sometimes just go and do what is necessary. I am thankful for my family who allow me to give and pour into others unselfishly. I have a strong support system and cheerleading team behind me. Balancing work, community programs and commitments can be tough but I know one day it will all be worth it. I look forward to the day when I hear the words, Well done, thy good and faithful servant.

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