Outreach and Education Coordinator
Jess is working on the Engaging People Living with Dementia Project as an independent contractor with BCLI. She is a social worker by training with a background in international non-profits and health care. Jess continues to practice social work with seniors in Fraser Health alongside her coordinator role. Jess has her Master of Social Work from UBC and her Bachelor of Social Work from UFV. Her research has been presented at the local, national, and international level.
Jess believes in the worth of each person and in their right to make choices about their lives. She is passionate about creating safe spaces to hear people’s lived experience. You will find her facilitating groups, dialogues, and workshops. She has also worked on creative projects with people living with dementia.
Jess lives on farmland with her husband where she delights in feeding birds and growing dahlias.