Jenny O’Donnell

Jenny O'DonnellJenny O’Donnell, Psy.D. is a private consulting psychologist and the Director of Forensic Services at Forensic Evaluation Service Center, Inc. She has always worked in the non-profit arena and has served as a volunteer, a Board Member and a donor to over 30 different non-profit and political organizations. As a Forensic Center Director, in addition to administrative responsibilities of a non-profit with an annual budget of approximately $300,000, she writes grants, manages operations, and performs forensic evaluations along with her team of Legal Examiners. She also heads up the Butler County ReEntry Project for individuals with severe mental illness returning from prison to this predominantly Appalachian community and has received several grants to fund this project. Dr. O’Donnell was raised in a rural community and continues to be involved in services that impact rural communities. She trained in forensics at Court Clinic/Central Clinic in Cincinnati, a predominantly urban center, for over 12 years; at the Cincinnati VA with the veteran population and at Central Louisiana State Psychiatric Hospital and the Central Louisiana Developmental Disability Center, serving individuals with extreme poverty. She also spent several years as a consultant to Hamilton County Juvenile Court. She served for four years as the President of the Cincinnati-Nancy Sister Association where she rebuilt not only the Cincinnati chapter but also renewed the relationship between the two cities coordinating two mayoral exchanges and additional economic development initiatives. Dr. O’Donnell was awarded the 2015 NAMI of Butler County Trailblazer Award for her work in the development of the Butler County ReEntry project. She currently serves as the Chair of the Development Committee at the Cincinnati Observatory Center; and as a member of the SoleMates Steering Committee for Girls on the Run of Greater Cincinnati, a regional chapter of a national non-profit.