Jill McEnaney retired in June 2023, and we are so pleased and thankful we had the chance to work with her. Jill was an employee at KPP for 24 years! Throughout that time, she wore many hats, and she wore each one with pride and dedication. She was an advocate for every employee of KPP. Her years as a union steward representing and supporting staff were commendable. She was a voice that spoke to truth, honesty and fairness, and she wasn't afraid to speak up for what she felt was right. Everyone at KPP trusted and respected her.
Jill was the co-chair of the Occupational Health & Safety Committee. She took this role just as seriously because she cared and strived for a safe workplace for us all. She was a straight shooter, often serious in meetings because she wanted answers and ones that she could trust to prevent further issues. She wanted to leave the meeting knowing staff could come to work and be safe and feel safe. Although she was serious, when something positive happened, her face would light up, and you would see that familiar "Jill smile".
As much as she advocated for employees, Jill spent just as much time advocating for clients. Jill was a member of the Foundation Committee, devoting her time to enhancing the clients' lives. Jill barely missed meetings, and if she did, it was because she was attending another pressing KPP meeting.
Jill cared about everyone. COVID was not an easy time, yet she never let that slow her down. She continued to advocate, support and recommend how we can improve things.
The best way to describe Jill is that she is easygoing. She was a force. A force that drove positive change through compassion, dedication and advocacy.
Jill, you will be missed so much. Thank you for giving us 24 years with you. It's been a true ride and an absolute pleasure working with you.
From all of us, we hold up a glass and CHEERS YOU for the amazing person that you are.