The 34-year-old is the regional program manager for North Network, a partner in the Ontario Telemedicine Network. She brings exceptional leadership and endless energy to her job and is considered an expert in the field of planning and co-ordinating telemedicine in Canada. A graduate of Laurentian University’s School of Nursing, Jennifer and her husband, Ray, have two young children. She has published numerous articles in peerreview journals.
is your greatest professional
A:My first publication in a medical journal. It was rewarding to see the culmination of our teams’ hard work in glossy print. It’s even more gratifying to see other health-care professionals quote our work and learn from our experiences.
is your favourite movie or book?
A:I have two favourite books right now, and they reflect my diversified lifestyle. The first one is a children’s book by Robert Munsch titled I Love You Forever. As a mother of two boys, I cry every time I read it.
The second book is Good to Great by Jim Collins. It’s a great mantra to live by. Why settle for good, if you can strive to be great?
is your personal motto?
A:Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
is the No. 1 thing you are working toward that you haven’t
A:My master’s in business administration (MBA). I just started this September and hope to graduate before I am 40.
advice would you give to young leaders under the age
of 40 to get more involved in their community?
A:Start with something you are genuinely interested in and don’t be afraid when that interest turns into passion. For those who juggle family, career and community work, it is the passion that will fuel you through the challenging times.