Featured Speaker – Jessica Shinholster, Founder, Your Independence, Inc.

With over 16 years of experience in healthcare, Jessica Shinholster has become an industry leader in northeast Ohio. At the age of 22 she established Your Independence, Inc. (2008) which provides in-home support to patients with special needs and cognitive disabilities. Jessica’s experience in healthcare management provided a pathway to expand her entrepreneurial pursuits in the medical industry as a consultant assisting others with starting, growing and expanding their businesses in various health related fields.

In 2017, while driving the success of her own enterprises, Jessica sought to empower the community through efforts and programming dear to her heart. This desire led directly to the founding of the Jessica Kay Foundation. Today the Jessica Kay Foundation provides empowerment programs for pre-teen girls, teen parent enrichment activities, and a network of volunteers committed to urban community development in the Greater Akron area.

Jessica, her twin sister and six other siblings were all raised in Akron, OH. She is a mother of two and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and discovering new things. Jessica possesses an associate’s degree in business, a bachelor’s degree in business management, and a master’s degree in management (2018).

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