Gina graduated from the Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC) site Prisoner Transformation, Inc. Helen Thornton, site leader said of Gina, “She has walked the path of incarceration, seeing the mistakes in her life, seeing the lack of Jesus and faith in her life, corrected all of these mistakes and is moving forward to tell others her life story. She is truly walking her testimony for others to see.” 

In addition, Thornton added, “She is incorporating her story of addiction and release from that addiction through God’s power into her work and education to help others with addictions to turn to God for healing.”

Through her program, Gina received training to become a peer support recovery specialist. Today she works for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Using her own experience as a way to share the gospel, she helps other women stuck in the situation she once found herself. 

Gina was the recipient of the Sybil Bentley Dove Award in 2020.