J may be for Jennifer but, in this case, it also represents the joy that she actively seeks, cultivates, and shares with others every single day. She’s not kidding when she says that just about everything brings her joy, including her faith and tribe of soul sisters, her family and partner, Tom, walking on the beach, and standing by the ocean and breathing the salt air. Seeking joy everywhere has been Jennifer’s key to surviving and thriving despite having a rare and life-threatening illness. She looks for joy in the seemingly ordinary moments of life and has found that some of the most beautiful gifts reside there. Jennifer joined Wellness Foundation in 2006, bringing with her a wide range of wellness coaching/counseling and non-profit experience. She has a degree in Social Work from Gannon University and holds a certification as a Certified Health Coach from the world-renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC. Jennifer has worked with grassroots non-profits throughout her career. She also spent many years as a coach working with actress/author, Marilu Henner on her website promoting women's health and wellness. Jennifer loves to sing and dance around the house and is particularly fond of the wooden spoon mic. Everyone who comes into her kitchen knows that they must “kitchen dance”—healthy food made with a joyful spirit is the best! And for a quick and easy meal, Jennifer loves what she calls balance bowls—a scoop of a whole grain, a cooked green, a scoop of beans, and any other roasted or cooked veggies in the fridge mixed with a little hummus or her favorite sauce or dressing. From day one, when the team was just Jennifer and Doug, she has treasured being surrounded by like-minded, positive and vibrant people. Being able to truly touch people’s lives and knowing that, with every program created, she and the team are helping to make the world a happier and healthier place is a gift! Jennifer believes that investing in your health is the best investment you can make, and she is dedicated to creating a healthy and thriving community for children and adults.