Jenn has been working in mental health for the last twenty years. During that time she has been a relentless force for innovation. She sees sparks—programs and projects with the potential to serve humanity in bright new ways—and tends to them until they catch fire, transforming their surroundings. Jenn transformed one of B.C.s first Peer Support Programs from a small and underutilized program to a robust service that is now extremely valued and supported by the larger mental health system.
She managed that peer support program in her community beginning in 1999. It was on a work trip to Arizona when she first learned about WRAP, and decided that Western Canada needed WRAP! In 2002 she introduced the Mary Ellen Copeland’s revolutionary Wellness Recovery and Action Plan to British Columbia, advocating for agency support until the model was integrated into all health authorities in the Lower Mainland of BC. WRAP is continuing to grow in B.C, and today Jenn is involved in several WRAP expansion projects in Western Canada.
Jenn is thankful to have had many opportunities to hone her facilitation skills. Jenn is extremely excited to be a part of the global WRAP community. She is constantly learning new things from the people she has been honored to meet through her work with WRAP. In November 2014 she created a new company called Luminate Wellness in order to satisfy her itchy visionary spirit, and share what she has learned from her time on the frontlines of wellness and recovery with an even broader community. Luminate Wellness specializes in WRAP, and workplace wellness programs. Integrating the philosophy of a strength-based approach in all services.