CLF TEAM LEADER
Deborah A. Jenkins
Deborah Ann Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Director of Changing Lanes Foundation (CLF), Inc., and humbly serves the Breast Cancer Community. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) emphasis on Non-Profit Management and a Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) from Keller Graduate School of Management. Deborah is completing a P.hD in Philosophy in Leadership, focusing on Diversity and Inclusion. She is a Lifetime Member of the International Honor Society.
Her mantra is, "Don't get stuck in life, just change lanes.".
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The CLF Team is knowledgeable and compassionate as they too are cancer survivors or cheerleaders of survivors! We are part of navigating our clients, survivors, families, and caretakers from the onset of a cancer diagnosis to the first year of recovery; then we celebrate their survival, renewed health and wellness options through support group referrals.
CLF will "stick and stay, until you're well on your way".
Although new to "non-profit", Ev is excited and inspired in her new role of fundraising. She will be doing what she does best ... building relationships. She enjoys engaging with people, will remember your name and something important that you may have mentioned in your encounter with her. She is unafraid to look a potential donor in their eyes and discuss why she's asking for financial support and in-kind donations ... to make a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors, their families, and caretakers.
Ev L. Thomas
Ev remembers the advocacy role Changing Lanes played in her life when she was diagnosed with cancer, and all the uncertainties that accompanied the diagnosis.
Ev is a wife, mother of 4 adults, grandmother of 15, and one great-grandson. She was caretaker to her Parents and younger sister for six-years, as well as two brothers both whom succumbed to cancer in 2018. She is known for her perseverance and presence. She shows up for people.
Austin K. Jenkins
Austin is not a stranger to the devastation of cancer. He quietly walked alongside his mother, the Founder of Changing Lanes Foundation (CLF), for every treatment she endured when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. He proudly serves as CLF’s Transportation Coordinator.
When not online working on his Associates degree in criminal justice, or playing with Aiden, his two-year old son, or squeezing in some Xbox and Playstation, Austin is responsible for picking up and delivering groceries from the Atlanta Food Bank, and toiletries, to clients and their
families with a smile on his face ... he is a cheerful giver, with a true capacity for compassion. Occasionally he drives clients roundtrip to their treatments and is responsible for pre-and post-trip vehicle inspections and a clean company vehicle. He is young, but such an asset to CLF.