Jan was born in Edmonton and later moved with her family to Whitehorse, Yukon where she grew up. She attended the University of Guelph studying BComm, Hotel and Food Administration.
After graduating from university, she started her career in Edmonton where she met her husband, Pierre while working for CP hotels (now Fairmont). They have one son, André (28) who is an ER nurse at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary. Their hospitality careers took them across the country to Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary and now Lethbridge.
For over 30 years, Jan has worked for a large contract food service company, Compass Group Canada. She has held senior management positions at Dalhousie University and the University of Calgary; and throughout the Maritimes and western Canada. The company transferred her to the University of Lethbridge in 2018.
Jan became a Catholic through the RCIA program shortly after André was born. She joined St Luke’s CWL in 2006 when they moved to Calgary. She thought that it would be a good way to meet new people and make some friends. In her first year, she was “encouraged” to join the executive and accepted the role as Treasurer. She also held positions of Communications Chair, President Elect, President and Past President. She joined the Calgary Diocesan Council as Treasurer in 2017 and has just begun her second term in this role.
Most of Jan’s spare time is taken up by family, travel, yoga and CWL. Continuing her CWL journey as Diocesan Treasurer is very exciting; and she feels truly blessed to be among all the wonderful women of this very special League.
Contact Jan at Treasurer