Jeane Rhodes, PhD is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Colorado. She earned her PhD in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology from The Union Institute in 1997, with dissertation research in body language and birth memory.
Jeane worked in the foster care system for ten years in various capacities, including as a therapist for children in foster care and as executive director of a foster placement agency. Her novel, The Birth of Hope, is based on her experiences in the foster care system. The book also incorporates pre and perinatal psychology principals in this moving story of teen pregnancy in foster care.
She joined APPPAH in 1989 and was active as a contributor to the journal and a presenter at congresses. She became associate editor of JOPPPAH in 2002 and editor-in-chief in 2009. She began service on the board in early 2010 and served through 2012 (serving as Vice President in the last year of that three-year term). After a one-year break in 2013 from active involvement in APPPAH, she returned as administrative hub for APPPAH and Managing Editor of the Journal in January, 2014, and rejoined the board for another three-year term. After training a replacement for administrative duties, she returned to her post as editor-in-chief of JOPPPAH in January, 2016, continuing in that post through 2018. She stayed on as Associate Editor through 2019 to aid the transition to a new EIC. She returned to admin duties in late 2017 and trained the new administrative director. In spring, 2019, she returned to the board on an interim basis to fill the vacant CFO post, allowing the board to identify a new CFO. She also served APPPAH as Congress co-chair in 2011, chair in 2012, 2018, and 2019. Completing all of these duties at the end of 2019, she will focus on research and writing.