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Jenn Deon

Virginia Waters - Pleasantville

Jenn Deon owns and operates a communications consulting company in St. John’s. An accredited business communicator, she works with clients such as Memorial University, the RCMP, CBC NL, and the Muskrat Falls Concerned Citizens Coalition. In addition to her consulting work, Jenn is the producing artistic director of PerSIStence Theatre Company.

Jenn is a founding member of parent groups for both Bishop Feild Elementary and Brother Rice Junior High Schools.

She has volunteered in executive roles with organizations such as YWCA St. John’s, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 56 Pleasantville, and Resource Centre for the Arts. For 20 years Jenn was the volunteer artistic director of the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival. She is also a former treasurer of the NL NDP.

In 2013, Jenn was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to “honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians,” and in 2018 was named a Woman of Distinction by YWCA St. John’s.

Jenn lives in Virginia Waters-Pleasantville with her husband, teacher Dave Walsh; their son, Holy Heart student John; her mother-in-law, retired teacher, Rita; and their three dogs, Bucky, Muffin and Dobby. Jenn’s parents, super-senior Fran and WWII veteran Rod, are also a part of her daily life.