Father, today we bring before You MLA: Jane Thornthwaite. We pray that Your grace and favour would abound towards MLA Thornthwaite and that You would draw near to her and allow her to feel Your presence strengthening her. We pray for increased sensitivity to Your leading and a willingness to walk down paths of Your choosing. We pray for good health and blessings upon MLA Thornthwaite and her family. We ask this in Jesus’ name.
Jane Thornthwaite was re-elected to a second term as MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour in 2013. She was reappointed Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement to the Minister of Education, a position which she has held since in September 2012. She is also a member of the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow.
She previously served on the Cabinet Committee on Families First and the Select Standing Committees on Children and Youth, Education, and Finance and Government Services.
Jane served as a School Trustee for the North Vancouver Board of Education and topped the polls in both the 2005 and 2008 municipal elections. She was elected Chair of the North Vancouver Board of Education in December 2008 and resigned from the Board June 2009 after being elected to the Legislature.
Previously, Jane was a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (B.Sc., B.H.E.) with a 22-year career in health care. Jane’s work experience includes positions in hospital dietetics and community health, as an instructor for a third year required Nutrition course at UBC, as a Corporate Nutritionist for an international Health Food Chain, and as a National Sales Representative for an international pharmaceutical firm.
Her writing has been published in a wide variety of publications and she has been a guest presenter and lecturer at numerous colleges and universities.
As a former self-employed health consultant, Jane has experience operating a small business and supporting a family as a mother of three kids.
Jane has had an extensive volunteer career on the North Shore and has lived in North Vancouver for over 19 years.