Entrepreneur, Multidisciplinary Leader, Counselor, Financial Coach Speaker and Educator. Stenell Greene-Myers is an advocate, teaching and training teens and adults in true entrepreneurship and debt freedom. Incorporating commitment, tenacity and vision, Stenell’s goal is to help people, families and business owners identify their strengths and combine those strengths with hard work to create change.
In 2014, Stenell created JOY—Just Our Youth: Making a Difference, an after-school children’s academic enrichment program striving to help families break the generational cycle of poverty through educational and career achievement. In the same year, Stenell also founded A Second Touch, a Support Coordination New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)-funded service that assists individuals in gaining access to needed programs, state plan services, as well as medical, social and educational services.
As Stenell’s first love is counseling, she founded in 2017 A Better Me Incorporated, partnering with her son and The New Jersey Children’s System of Care (CSOC), a division of the Department of Children and Families that provides an array of integrated and trauma-informed supports and services to youth with behavioral health challenges, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use needs. Another branch of A Better Me was born in 2018. Stenell always says: “If your personal finances are not in order, your business finances will not be in order.” She became a financial coach through Dave Ramsey Financial Coach Master Training. She and her husband Tony lead a ministry called Financial Peace University, in which they help individuals and families to dump debt and live off cash having a zero-based budget.
Stenell is also the author of Who’s Gonna Pay The Mortgage?: A Woman’s Guide to Relationship Recovery and Creator of I-Female Magazine, a magazine to inspire, motivate and encourage women of all ages. In 2012 and, in association with Le Petite Capella and Canvas Hair Salon, the I Am a Survivor Gala was created to honor women who have overcome many trials and tribulations in life.
Stenell was raised in Camden, New Jersey by a single mother. Stenell went on to give birth to three children with different fathers; she was also a domestic violence victim, looking for love in all the wrong places. As a teenage pregnant mother, Stenell decided to reject the stigmas placed on single mothers living in the inner city. Stenell tells her story to teens to encourage them to overcome barriers as she did. Stenell resides in New Jersey and is married with four children.
Committed to higher education, Stenell has a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. As an educator for three years, she taught at Drexel University in the Behavioral Healthcare Counseling Department, and has taught various Psychology and Addiction Counseling and Training Courses at Camden County College. Stenell teaches and trains in schools, colleges, churches, employment offices, rehabilitation units and prisons.