Joanne is a mother, wife and educator. After 50 years as a teacher, special education consultant and school principal, she is now focused more on Community Service, jogging, kayaking and very amateur painting. With an undergrad degree in Special Education, a Masters in Counselling Psychology and Doctorate in Leadership she has pursued her passion of helping others feel valued and cared for. Her experience has spanned through working and living in Germany, Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and several years with First Nations peoples. She hopes to contribute her personal commitment to health and fitness to the DASH Board goals.