About Us

Howegroup is a Vancouver-based boutique consulting practice that brings a streamlined approach to solving complex problems.

We use research methodology and creative facilitation to support collaborative decisions and collective results. We specialize in evaluation, strategy and engagement, and organizational development.

We value long-term relationships with clients and always work to be approachable, responsive, and flexible to your needs. Incorporating our extensive experience in the public sector with best practices in project management, we understand the art and science behind successfully delivering projects. We have a reputation of understanding clients’ needs, applying a flexible approach and delivering projects with realistic results that move organizations forward.

Our Team

We bring two expert-level consultants to each project to ensure consistent, responsive service with the ability to bring in junior-level resources for administrative and supportive tasks.

Wynona Giannasi, MPA


Wynona is an evaluator and strategist specializing in the public sector. She has over 15 years of experience leading evaluations, effectively engaging stakeholders and supporting organizational development initiatives. Wynona has a unique ability to bring together differing perspectives to drive organizations forward. She is passionate about initiatives designed to enhance system functioning. 

Wynona holds a Masters in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science, both from the University of Victoria. Wynona has a certificate in change managemen tfrom the UBC Sauder School of Business and is finalizing her credentialed evaluator (CE) designation.

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Jennifer Hystad, MSc


Jennifer is an evaluation and engagement specialist with over 15 years working in the public sector.  Jennifer leads summative and formative evaluations with mixed-methodologies to deliver meaningful projects with utilization-focused results.  Her engagement and facilitation strategies effectively bring in a cross-section of voices and her collaborative approach to developing recommendations ensure they are evidence- based and practical.

Jennifer holds a Master’s in Health Promotion Studies and bachelor’s degree in Science, both from the University of Alberta.  Jennifer has a certificate in change management from the UBC Sauder School of Business, completed the ARRECI (A Project Ethics Community Consensus Initiative) Project Ethics and is finalizing her credentialed evaluator (CE) designation.

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