The private, day-long event will take place on December 14 at NC State University’s McKimmon Center. The Healthy Living Summit is expecting a crowd of 150 wellness professionals from YMCA branches across the Triangle.
During her talk, Hoverstad will utilize her year-long journey with treatment for breast cancer as an example of motivating others through your own influence. “Each of us has the ability to have a positive effect on the character and behavior of those around us, but we frequently forget that simple fact,” Hoverstad explained. “My goal is to motivate the audience to help them understand that the smallest action, or inaction, has a profound effect on the YMCA members they encounter every day.”
Ms. Hoverstad joined the Forrest Firm in an of counsel role in December of 2016, leading technology initiatives at the firm and advising clients in corporate matters, with emphasis on employment law. This month, she joined the firm in a full-time capacity, continuing to focus on business law and expanding her practice to advise entrepreneurs and executives in estate planning.
“Having been surrounded by caregivers and people concerned with my health and wellness over the last year, I’m thrilled with the opportunity to share my journey with the wonderful team at YMCA of the Triangle, one of the more impactful organizations our community has ever known,” said Hoverstad. “And it’s no surprise that both the YMCA and Forrest Firm share the values of putting people first in order to build an unmatched culture and community.”
In addition to being a practicing attorney, Ms. Hoverstad regularly speaks to audiences. Most recently, she shared her story with more than 300 students at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh and served as the first patient to sit on the Finding Solutions research panel at the Susan G. Komen Triangle to Coast Annual Research Lunch.
Jen Hoverstad earned her Juris Doctor from the Elon University School of Law and is a member of the North Carolina Bar. Her practice is focused on estate planning.