Parent Huddle

Soul Care Journey

Join us for a Q & A Parent Huddle!

Parent Huddles are a chance to connect and share any of your insights, thoughts, feelings on anything you’re struggling with including emotional and physical health, education, marriage, parenting and more with other parents and caregivers across the state.

Come with all of your questions to get the answers you’re looking for so you can move forward with confidence and calm that you’re headed in the right direction!


Wednesday, August 24



7pm-8pm AZ Time


Zoom Video Call

Engagement Host

Marissa Leinart is passionate about strengthening the relationship between parents and their kids. She started the nonprofit Parent Led Academy to equip parents/caregivers with the social-emotional skills needed to model healthy behaviors to their children.

She’s been married to a super rad husband, Bill for 29 years and says her proudest accomplishment is being a mom to 25-year-old Linzey a vet and 23-year-old Will, an entrepreneur.

Marissa strives to keep life simple, peaceful yet courageous. For the music people out there, you would find her somewhere between Earth Wind & Fire, the Bee Gees and Kenny G.

Engagement Host | Dad Perspective

Ramiro “Ray” Villa, a Coach with Parent Led Academy, was the former Executive Director for the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) in Apache Junction. CAAFA supported survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence through comprehensive serves. 

Ray is also a retired Police Lieutenant for the City of Chandler Police Department where he served for 21 years. He was a crisis negotiator for the SWAT Team for 18 yrs. and served most of his career in criminal investigations.  Ray speaks fluent Spanish.

Licensed Counselor

Jen Oetjen has a passion for helping people be the best they can be.  She’s a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona and the creator of the Remodeled Life online experience. 

Jen has a knack for identifying root issues causing distress in people’s lives and teaching the skills and tools to help them be an overcomer. Whether it’s one-on-one, in a group setting, or via her online groups, Jen comes alongside people and helps them do the work to transform their lives.

Jen and her husband Keith have been married for 20 years, have three children and AZ residents for 21 years. They have discovered the finer points and thrills of blending families! 

Jen attended Arizona State University for her undergraduate degree, and obtained her master’s in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University.  She has been an active therapist in private practice since 2013 and she launched Remodeled Life in 2021.

Four Areas of Transformation


Parents and caregivers will be given a safe space to share what’s on their mind regarding any of the areas below.

Come with your tough questions and we’ll offer you solutions and resources to help you on your journey.


Let’s Huddle!

The Arizona School Health & Wellness Coalition and Soul Care Journey hope to see you then!

For any questions, please contact Marissa Leinart at [email protected] or Scott Turner at [email protected]