Wynona Gianassi

Jennifer Hystad

Wynona and Jennifer are partners of the Howegroup, a boutique consulting practice in Vancouver, BC.


Wynona is passionate about improving care and enhancing support services. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Victoria, A certificate in Change Management from the UBC Sauder School of Business and is a Credentialed Evaluator.


Jennifer has a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta and is a Credentialed Evaluator.  Her areas of focus are strategy, evaluation, and organizational development. Jennifer has spent most of her career supporting organizations that champion healthy aging and quality care for older adults.


As partners with the Howegroup, Wynona and Jennifer have worked with a diverse roster of clients including the Public Health Association of BC, Ministry of Health, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BC Centre for Disease Control, SafeCare BC and BC Care Providers Association.


In summer 2020, following the first COVID-19 wave, the Howegroup facilitated an independent review of the long term care sector and public health response to the first COVID-19 wave for the BC Care Providers Association.  The report included a review by a panel of public health and seniors care experts from across Canada.



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