Georgianne and Christopher Jessen moved to the Coeur d’Alene area in 2002. Both come from backgrounds in health care. Georgianne started her career as a registered nurse and retired as a CEO with the Providential Health System in Southern California. Chris is a retired orthopedic surgeon who had a practice in Burbank, California, and also taught orthopedic surgery at USC as an associate clinical professor.
The Jessens are grateful to be part of a compassionate and giving community in the Inland Northwest, and they currently volunteer at nonprofit organizations in the Coeur d’Alene area. Their search for a way to leave a legacy to their community led to Innovia Foundation, an organization also dedicated to this goal.
They established a designated endowment fund in 2015 to benefit the nonprofit entities of their choice. In the future, a portion of the principal of this fund will be used to establish an area of interest endowment fund to further fulfill Georgianne and Christopher’s charitable goals.