Living on the Traditional Territory of Tk’emlups Peoples (Kamloops)
Joanne has been involved in animal welfare and disaster animal management for over 25 years. She has organized in-field animal health clinics and is the primary contact for communities needing help. Before joining Spirit’s Mission, Joanne worked with various volunteer positions with the BC SPCA, and worked in community sustainability in Guatemala. Joanne has a background in HR, organizational development, and in executive positions with various levels of government and the private sector. Her post graduate studies included becoming a Certified Executive Coach. She is an Emergency Operations Coordinator, a Post Traumatic Stress Facilitator, and has delivered countless workshops, including teaching coaching skills for UBC’s faculty and staff.