Jess Chant is currently the Executive Director of the Nelson Community Food Centre. Jess moved to the Kootenays in 2018 and loves all things food, including its amazing power to bring people together. Jess has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector with organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society, Mom2Mom, and the BC Recreation and Parks Association. Jess is passionate about community development, with a particular focus on poverty reduction. Jess also firmly believes in having fun while doing serious work. She lives in Nelson, with her partner, dog and school-aged son and cherishes any quiet time she gets.