Jillian Pritchard CookeFounder Wellness Within Your Walls
With more than 35 years of experience in the home building and design industries, Jillian Pritchard Cooke was driven by her own journey with cancer to found Wellness Within Your Walls® (WWYW), an award-winning informational resource group that has developed a groundbreaking program designed to reduce toxins in living environments.
An environmental cancer diagnosis led Jillian to use her years of experience as the head of award-winning interior design firm, DES-SYN, to think outside of the energy efficiency box and consider how the materials used to build, specify and furnish homes might be impacting our health. The resulting WWYW standard reframes the construction conversation and outlines proper construction techniques and healthier design and building practices, along with behavioral strategies to ensure sustained wellness. Along with her WWYW team, Jillian developed WWYW’s Healthy Living System™ (HLS), which sets forth 10 holistic steps for achieving health and wellness in homes and communities.
An author and frequent public speaker, Jillian has presented at industry meetings of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), USGBC – Greenbuild Conference, KBIS, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), Women in Residential Construction, ShiftCon, and the National Healthy Homes Conference, among others. She has also been interviewed by numerous national and regional media outlets, including Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and San Diego Union-Tribune.