Joanne brings more than 30 years of not-for profit and charitable organization management in social and health service organizations. In addition to attending Queens University, she also completed the Ryerson Program in Not-for-profit and Voluntary Sector Management. Her volunteer work has included participation on various Boards and committees. She currently serves on the Board of the Madawaska Hospice Palliative Care Program.
Currently the Executive Director of the Barry's Bay and Area Senior Citizens Home Support Services, Joanne co-chairs the Madawaska Communities Circle of Health (a local health integration effort) and serves as the co-chair of the South Renfrew Health Link.
Other volunteer work is primarily in the area of sharing a love of music. She and her music group volunteer at local charity and community events.