President & Co-Founder, Whole Way House Society
Since her early teens Jenny has worked all over the world with orphans, at-risk youth, ex-offenders, the homeless, people with disabilities, mental health issues and illnesses and most recently, marginalized seniors and veterans.
Coming from a family history of housing the homeless, providing a safe home for 26 foster children and helping to heal countless marriages and families, Jenny comes from a legacy of compassion. After her father’s terminal cancer diagnosis, in 2010 Jenny left her fast-rising career with Earls Restaurants and changed courses to follow in her family’s footsteps. While working in her grandparent’s low income Single Room Occupancy building, the heartbreaking death of a resident who was completely isolated and alone, inspired Jenny, along with her brother Joshua, to start Whole Way House Society. She started on a mission to combat loneliness and isolation by building healthy communities and instilling value and purpose in one of Canada’s roughest postal codes, the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Whole Way House is in it’s 3rd replication and is aiming to provide more safe and affordable housing for vulnerable seniors facing homelessness.
In leading Whole Way House, Jenny is part of the BC Housing Supportive Housing Leadership Forum, serves as the Vice President of the Board for the Veterans Memorial Housing Society, is Co-Chair of Business By The Book and serves at Coastal Church.
Jenny is a public speaker, has been featured in national and international media publications such as Global News, CKNW, The Huffington Post, the Vancouver Sun, the Province, Breakfast Television, and many more. She was also awarded a spot on Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 2018 list.
Jenny has traveled to over 26 countries, loves to play with her two dogs, Jake and Sophie-May and explore her beautiful city of Vancouver.