Joneen Mackenzie graduated from the University of Texas, School of Nursing She is a former 1st Lt. in the USAF Nurse Corp and is a credentialed and certified prevention specialist and relationship expert. Currently, she is the president/founder of the Center for Relationship Education. Ms. Mackenzie is the lead author of the nationally recognized REAL (Relationship Education and Leadership) Essentials school and community relationship and life skills curriculum. Joneen is a national speaker and trainer. She is a consultant for optimal wellness, teen pregnancy and poverty prevention across the country and assisted in the formation of the Colorado Comprehensive Health Education Model Content Standards. Joneen serves on the boards of Ascend, the Medical Institute (MI) and the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education (NARME).