Jennifer Hayter (Gilchrist)
FHCACA President's Bio
Like all typical Navy brats, Jenn is not from any one place. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and has lived in Tennessee, Maine, Pennsylvania and Florida. While in Pennsylvania, she attended Immaculata College on a full scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Music in Therapy and Education in 1995, completing a 5 year program in just 4 years. While completing her internship on the skilled nursing unit at Christ’s Home Retirement Center, the activity director asked her to “fill in for a couple days” so she could attend the PAPA state conference. It only took a couple bingo games, and she was hooked!
She has worked in adult day care and skilled nursing settings for the last 21 years.
Molly and Lulu, her four-legged furry kids, continue to work with her every day. They are now 4 ½ and growing wider with every treat from their many grandparents who love to spoil them rotten!
When not busy with work (whenever that is!) Jenn enjoys gardening, quilting, reading, collecting instruments, singing in the shower, and Pinterest!
Jenn has been active with FHCACA since moving to Florida in 1999 and currently serves as your State President.
Jenn is a Music Therapist and Activity Consultant Certified and currently works at Bayside Health and Rehabilitation Center as the Life Enrichment Director.