Betty Odak

k76640tb100386_16_0Betty Beatrice Akinyi Odak was born and raised in Oyugis, Kenya.

Betty was the firstborn in a family of 12 children, (she has four sisters and seven brothers; two of her brothers have died). Betty’s father died in a car accident when she was 12. Her mother is still living in Kenya.

Betty graduated from Wire Primary School, Oyugis and attended Ogande Girls High School, Homa-Bay.

She attended Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi (1981-1983) and obtained a Diploma in Business Management and Legal Secretarial.

From 1984-1995, Betty worked with different Christian organizations in Kenya, including:

  • Ministry of Works, Kisumu-Kenya-1977-81
  • Fellowship of Christian Unions (FOCUS-Kenya)-1982-84
  • Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya-1984-1988
  • Sudan Interior Mission (SIM-Kenya)-1988-1992
  • World Vision International, Nairobi, Kenya -1993-1994
  • Open Doors With Brother Andrew, Nairobi, Kenya-1994-1995

Betty has two daughters–Valerie and Annette. Both girls have excelled in their academic and social lives.

Betty came to the United States on Labor Day September 3, 1995 as an undergraduate student. She attended Biola University in La Mirada, CA. She graduated in 1999 with a BA in Psychology and Minors in Sociology and Bible.

She continued with her graduate studies at Hope International University, Fullerton, CA. She graduated in May 2003 with a MA in Psychology, emphasis – Marriage and Family Therapy. Betty Licensed by the State of California as a foster parent for four teenage girls.

Betty has worked as a Child Counselor. Social Workers, Family Therapist and Clinician with different organizations including:

  • Biola University, CA, Resident Assistant 1996-97
  • Family Solutions, Inc, Santa Ana, CA – 1996-2003
  • Star Six Children’s Foundation, Fullerton, Counselor, CA – 1996-2002
  • Wilene’s Regrowth Center, Pomona, CA, Mental Health Therapist– 2003-2006
  • San Gabriel Children’s Center, Covina, CA, Clinician- 2002-2006
  • Guardians of Love-San Bernardino, CA- 2003-2009, Social Worker, Administrator
  • David & Margaret Home, La Verne, CA, Mental Health Therapist – 2006 to 2009
  • President of Weight Loss and Culture, LLC, 12/2009 to present
  • President of Beyond Cross Cultural Foundation 2007 to present
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT-52001) in Private Practice – 535 West State St Ste C, Redlands, CA – 2012 to present
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