Profile Janelle Chase-Mayers -A Presenter at Communication In Cancer Care




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Janelle Chase-Mayers has always had a love for sports, exercise and fitness. And it became a natural progression for her to make it part of her life path. While attending Barbados Community College pursuing her Associate Degree in Physical Education at the tender age of 17 in 1999, she was awarded a Div 1 scholarship to play volleyball in the states, and her awareness of health and wellness, sport and fitness grew. From travelling to play sports around the United States, Caribbean and South America, Janelle recognized the need for an athletic facility that would support the national teams and the general population. She continued with her education in the form of a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Wrapped up in those degrees are her love for sports and fitness, with over 40 credit hours of Anatomy and Physiology, weight lifting and training and countless hours as an athlete.
The beauty of sport and fitness is that it draws total strangers, communities and families together, and with that Janelle uses sport to strengthen her relationship with her 6 year old son Tj and her larger family context. In the near future, Janelle is currently enrolled in her PHD program in Creative Systemic Studies in Marriage in Family Therapy, with an emphasis on how Health and Wellness Strategies can improve familial relations and promote growth to a larger community. She is the Head Coach/Owner of CrossFit 246 and a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist. Janelle has conducted several workshops around the island and Caribbean focusing on Improving Interpersonal Skills, Motivational Interviewing, Understanding Addictions in Families, Understanding emotional intelligence through the Iceberg Theory.  She was featured at Ted Talk and she is a lead coordinator of Marina House and passion for wellness,mental health and physical activity.
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer
CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer
CPR, American Heart Association
CrossFit 246 Head Coach -2012
Strength and Conditioning Coach, Barbados Women’s Senior National Volleyball Team
Mental Health Training Consultant/Family Therapist – 10 years
Part time tutor- BCC in Social Work and Psychology Department – 10 years
Marriage and Family Therapist working specifically with Addicted Population and Family- 7 Years

Vice Captain- Barbados Junior National Volleyball Team- CVC 1999
Captain- Barbados Senior National Volleyball Team
CVC 2000, CVC 2002,CVC2006, CVC 2010,
CAC Team 2002, CAC Team 2006, CAC Team 2010, Norceca Championships-2001-2010
Awarded 4 year scholarship in Division 1 Volleyball, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Southland Conference –All Conference Honorable mention –ULM Volleyball 2002
CrossFit Regional Judge – 2015


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