Inspired by her own life experiences, Jessica has been on a mission to collaborate with individuals and organizations to help people realize their fullest potential and thrive. For years, she has dedicated a large portion of her time focused on improving the life experiences of older adults and people living with dementia along with the work experiences of health care providers in a variety of settings. In recognition of her contributions to changing the culture of aging in Canada, Jessica was recognized as a 2022 Walk With Me Trailblazer.

Jessica continues to play a key role in creating better places to live and work as an independent consultant both in Canada and in the U.S. Jessica also provides personal and professional development coaching to individuals, pairs, or teams as a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach across all business sectors. In her learning and development work, Jessica is passionate about embracing a learning-centred approach and has been a Certified Dialogue Education Practitioner for many years. She also has in-depth experience supporting start-ups and consulting on enterprise product/service research, development and roll-out.

Over the years, Jessica has held various leadership roles including Vice President of Membership, Policy and Professional Development at the Ontario Retirement Communities Association, Director of Education & Program Development and Resident Experience at Schlegel Villages, and Associate Director of Education at the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program.

Jessica serves on various voluntary boards and committees all focused on improving the lives of people including: Board Member on the Center for Innovation; Advisory Member on the Supporting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care; and was an Executive Board Member for Pioneer Network for several years, to name a few examples. Currently Jessica also serves as a mentor with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, helping newcomers prepare for and find meaningful employment.