Rochonda R. Woodard affectionately known as R. Rene was born and raised in Flint, Michigan about 50 miles north of Detroit. A 16+ year healthcare and business operations veteran currently serving as a Healthcare Thought Leader and Advisor with a private firm based in Washington , DC. By day R. Rene' provides quality process improvement strategy to hospitals and clinics across the United States undergoing clinical and financial transformation. In this role, she is responsible for Program and Policy Implementation, coaching the C-Suite and various levels of leadership on increasing efficiency, increasing team morale , client engagement , and overall health system operations.
Rene has also served in various capacities within the non-profit sector primarily in spaces for youth development, career counseling/placement, mentorship and foundation fundraising. Her Fundraising and Marketing achievements have been recognized nationally and she remains an active resource for many community and faith-based organizations in Michigan, Tennessee and the DC Metropolitan Area.
Rene created Life Brand Factory to assist others with perfecting the art of Intentional living both personally and professionally through personal life (brand) strategy implementation, business coaching and curating quarterly and annual women’s empowerment programming like Girl Talk DC designed to engage minority women in thought-provoking conversations around Finance, Relationships and Mental Health. Rene was recently appointed to Washington, DC City Director for Walker’s Legacy, An organization dedicated to upholding the legacy of Madam CJ Walker by creating programming and providing resources that empower , equip and inspire multicultural women in business, leadership and entrepreneurship globally. Rene is a dual degreed executive holding a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Biology from Eastern Michigan University and Graduate Studies in Nursing Operations and Business Management. Ms. Woodard holds several professional certifications in leadership, PI, project management and recently completed certifications in both Diversity Inclusion and Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell University.
From Coaching, Speaking, Hosting and more R. Rene is a proven yet credible relationship builder who prides herself on successfully bridging brand, business and relationship gaps by connecting the right project with the right people at the right time.