Our LEADERSHIP

Rose M. Handon, PhD., (is affectionately referred by many as Dr. Rose, or Ms. Rose) is a native of Columbus, OH. She is a licensed social worker and retired human services administrator from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Her public service career spans over 40 years where she worked in direct and indirect services on behalf of children and families, served as a local and state administrator overseeing child welfare programs and policy, and adult protective services for vulnerable populations. She currently serves as the Director of Consumer Advocacy for a state agency.

For over 25 years, Dr. Rose served as a field instructor and adjunct faculty member for several universities. She has taught at the Ohio State University – College of Social Work. In addition, she has taught undergraduate and graduate students from an array of courses, i.e., research, policy, management, ethics and diversity; organizational behavior and leadership as an online adjunct faculty with Northern AZ University, (Flagstaff, AZ); Post University (Waterbury, CT); and Indiana Wesleyan University where she provided both on campus and online instruction.

Career Vitae

What People Say About Us

Dr. Rose aka Boss Lady is a phenomenal woman! She is uniquely gifted and has impacted thousands of men, women, and children throughout the nation. After knowing her for now over 25 years, I can truly see that God hath prepared her for greater works in the Kingdom.
- Dr. Lonise Bias, Silver Springs, MD


You are responsible for where I am… I would not have applied to the MSW program without your prodding, and I certainly would never have applied to become a supervisor without you ‘pushing' me all the way. I am who I am today due in large part to your mentoring, and just believing in me and my abilities as a social worker. You always knew I could do it, even when I was not so sure.
- J. Roberts, Ohio


Rose is no joke, she held me accountable and helped me to stay focused in meeting my career goals.
-T.A., Ohio


I had no idea that my professional skill sets could be marketed in the way in which my career search was guided. - N.H., Ohio


It's all about a personal accountability plan, once I committed to it with Rose, I knew that I could grow from that point. - J.J., Kentucky


I really appreciate the Empowerment Network Circle, Rose is so resource connected, and she continuously coaches me to grow beyond my wildest imagination. - R.G., Ohio


Rose has been a natural coach and mentor for so many years, I am pleased that she is making ENC available to so many others. - M.T., Georgia


I sought Rose's services for a career search. I found her to be very easy to talk to and she helped to re-position my career portfolio for my ideal job. - S.B., Illinois