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Jennifer Coomes CN, MSCRM, MS, MS, BA, E-RYT

Executive Director/CEO/Finance Manager


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VISION AND MISSION--Discover, Transform, Educate.


 Essence Health and Research Foundation (EH&R) / Project Thrive is a 501c3 nonprofit that helps to bring innovative services in clinical nutrition and nutrigenomics, health research, public health education and guidance, emergency nutrition/crisis relief, yoga instruction, restorative yoga, and yoga teacher training programs to the community of Sammamish, WA and beyond.   Project Thrive is a specialized nutrition and research initative that helps to bring innovative and integrative healthcare services to those in need based on evidence based research.  Essence Health and Research LLC is also a second company that provides for profit services related to contract work, books, or other services as needed.

Both companies are directed by a woman, which inspires more women to be at the table of influence in STEM, healthcare, medical research, and healthcare innovation.   The model of direction and teaching promotes mentorship, collaboration, respect, stability, ability, security, thriving, purpose, positive health outcomes, and results.


You can't achieve it all on your own, and neither can EH&R/Project Thrive, but there is something special about being the catalyst to beneficial change that inspires us all to be better and work in stable ways  to meet our personal best.  Why "personal best"?   Transformation is personal and commitment is hard work. Excellence is special when you can call yourself balanced at the end of the day and love the work you've accomplished.