- NZ Registered Nurse
- Post Grad Dip Management
- Post Grad Dip Mental Health
Jenny originally trained as a registered nurse and has 25+ years’ clinical and management experience within the Addiction and Mental Health Sector in New Zealand. Jenny has worked in a variety of settings within both NGO and Government agencies.
Jenny is passionate about providing effective evidence-based services for people living with mental health and addiction issues. She currently serves on a number of sector leadership groups and initiatives, both regionally and nationally. She is also a Board Member of Harmony Trust (interventions and support for people with multiple drink driving convictions).
Jenny is very familiar with therapeutic communities and continues to lead and champion this model within Odyssey, and also in partnership with other organisations such as Odyssey House Christchurch and Higher Ground. Together, they have developed and implemented some innovative services using the TC as a framework and model.
Jenny’s broad-based experience within mental health and addiction organisations, working from a clinical, funding and leadership perspective, provides value to ATCA’s program of work.