Jay is a new member of the Transplant Research Foundation (TRF) team. She has over fifteen years experience working in stakeholder engagement and communications. Prior to joining the TRF, she was the Planning Consultant for the North Island Hospitals Project, responsible for developing and implementing practices and governance tools for successful community engagement during hospital construction. She completed her MA and PhD at UBC in 2010 in the field of blood donor motivation. She is passionate about the value of research to healthcare. As a founding member of the Consumer Advisory Board of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada she understands the critical importance of research to improved quality of life for all Canadians.