Jenny Pacanowski is the Founder and Director of Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving; a reintegration program that utilizes writing and performance to empower experiences and facilitate skills to thrive in daily life. Reintegration services through empowerment can be provided any time after leaving the military, it can be a month after or 40 years later. WVE&T is here to provide the connection, empowerment, and programming needed to thrive.
While Jenny was in the Army, she deployed to Iraq in 2004 as a combat medic and provided medical support for convoys with the Marines, Air Force and the Army. She also did shifts in the Navy medical hospital. In Germany, she was part of a medical evacuation company. Jenny has received training in facilitation, teaching artistry at The Lincoln Center, interpreting and adapting plays and performance through NYU/NEH with Aquila Theatre. Her play “Dionysus in America” was produced at The Vortex Theatre in Austin, Texas in 2019. Jenny is the Associate Director of the Veteran’s Project within The Lucid Body House: Creating Social Change Through Performance, directed by Fay Simpson. She has also studied with Shakespeare and Co. and was mentored by the founder and director of the Decruit program, Stephan Wolfert; a program that heals trauma through Shakespeare’s work.
She was named the Program Director of Poetic Theater Productions "Veterans Voices" in 2021, which provides performance opportunities and programming for veterans and their families since 2012. Jenny and WVE&T collaborate with multiple organizations, including colleges, universities, middle schools and theatres, across the country to provide education, awareness, and reconnection between veterans and civilians through public speaking, workshops, and performance.
Vice President and Facilitator
Corinna Louise Brown is an Army Veteran who deployed to South Korea. A mother, a partner, a chef, a healer, a poet and a performer. She is the Vice President and Co-facilitator for Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving. Corinna is a student and graduate of the Spiritual Leadership Certification at The Kula Kamala Foundation. She is a trained and certified Reiki Master in both Usui and Kundalini Reiki. An advocate for veterans and spiritual support for those healing from trauma, she shares her compassion and brings to light her survival and continuing recovery from rape and the betrayal of the military, PTSD, and addiction.
Dominique Slack is a medically retired Air Force Veteran. As a recent graduate from Lehigh Carbon Community College, Dominique is currently continuing her education in pursuits of a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Conservation. Recently retired in 2017, Dominique has become an integral part of outreach and inclusion of newly separated service members.
Regina Anne Brown, a Long Islander by heart is office manager for a small trucking company in Berks county Pennsylvania. Entrepreneurship is in her blood, having lived in the midst of startup and growth for small to medium sized from-scratch companies all her life. Behind the scenes is where she likes to work (though not always quietly). The daughter and the mother of Service Veterans, Regina feels blessed to use her life skills to help with some of the secretarial duties for Women Veterans Empowered & Thriving.