Meet Our Team

Howegroup is a Vancouver-based boutique consulting practice that brings a streamlined approach to complex problems.

We use proven methodology and creative facilitation to support collaborative decisions and collective results. We specialize in evaluation, strategy, and transformation.

We value long-term relationships with clients, and we are approachable, responsive, and flexible to your needs. We have a reputation for understanding clients’ needs, applying a flexible approach, and delivering projects with realistic results.

Our Partners

We bring expert-level consultants to each project to ensure responsive service with the ability to bring in junior-level resources for administrative and supportive tasks.


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Jennifer Hystad, MSc, CE Partner

Jennifer Hystad is a consultant living and working in the Lower Mainland of beautiful BC. Her areas of focus are strategy, evaluation, and organizational development. Her work is rooted in the social determinants of health, and she has spent most of her career supporting organizations that champion healthy aging and quality care for older adults.

Jennifer holds a Master’s in Health Promotion Studies and bachelor’s degree in Science, both from the University of Alberta. Jennifer is a  credentialed evaluator (CE).

When she isn’t working, Jennifer enjoys cycling, boating, and spending time with her husband and teenage children.

Wynona Giannasi, MPA, CE Partner

Wynona Giannasi is a consultant based in Vancouver BC. She co-founded Howegroup in 2006 with a vision of supporting organizations to lead social change. Wynona is particularly passionate about improving care and enhancing support services.

Wynona holds a Master's in Public Administration, with a specialization in performance management and a Bachelor of Science, both from the University of Victoria. Wynona is a Credentialed Evaluator.

Wynona is happiest outdoors, often found with a glass of wine or cup of tea. She loves spending time with her husband and two children, friends, being by the ocean, and connecting with nature.

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Jessica Luckhurst, MD, Associate

Jessica Luckhurst is a consultant and physician based in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. She joins Howegroup as a senior data analyst and facilitator, bringing with her a unique perspective and focus on patient care and health care systems.  She has an extensive background and special interest in mental health/wellness and pediatric populations.

Jessica holds a Doctor of Medicine from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Victoria. She completed residency training at UBC in General Adult Psychiatry and holds a Subspecialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada and has practiced medicine for the past two decades. She continues to enjoy teaching medical students and residents as a Clinical Instructor with the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. In her free time, she is a dedicated mother of two wonderful children and enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.