Jesse Veenstra

National Director


Jesse is a public health professional with a passion for food security and community building. From 2018 – 2020 Jesse served as the National Manger, Farm to School Initiatives with Farm to Cafeteria Canada. Prior to joining F2CC, she spent a decade managing complex projects across the continuum of care within Vancouver Coastal Health and BC’s Provincial Health Services Authority, including work in the realm of Healthy Schools and Healthy Communities. In 2017 she was appointed to the Vancouver Food Policy Council and is currently an active member of the council’s Leadership Team and Zero Waste Working Group.. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Nutraceutical Science and Master of Science in Human Health and Nutrition, both from the University of Guelph; a Diploma in Project Management from Simon Fraser University; and a Certificate in Food Security from Ryerson University. In her spare time you’ll find Jesse exploring the BC wilderness, experimenting in her garden, or getting creative in her kitchen with the local bounty this province has to offer.