Jen Osseni is a seasoned human resources executive with close to 10 years of experience in HR leadership positions within Ottawa’s healthcare sector. She spent seven years at The Ottawa Hospital, our community’s largest acute care setting with more than 12,000 employees and is currently the Vice-President of People & Culture at Carefor Health & Community Services, an organization of 1,300 employees serving the clients in their homes, in retirement residences and through diverse programs in the community.
Before her foray into healthcare, Jen spent seven years as a consultant with Deloitte Canada’s Strategic Human Resources consulting practice in Winnipeg and Ottawa, specializing in Talent Management and Rewards. Prior to that, she worked with Ernst & Young LLP in their Winnipeg Assurance practice, where she earned her Chartered Accountant designation.
Jen has a B. Comm (Honours) with distinction from the University of Manitoba, possesses a Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM) from the University of Regina, and has a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation through the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario.
Jen is a believer in building trusted relationships in her life and work and follows the words of Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”