Jo-Anne Poirier is the current CEO of Von, the Victorian Order of Nurses. A leader in the delivery of innovative comprehensive health and social services, VON has pioneered health services in Canada for more than100 years.
Think Shift first met Jo-Anne in 2011, while she was serving as chief executive for Ottawa Community Housing. We've enjoyed a long partnership with her ever since.
“The Leadership Agenda program helped me to 'crystallize' what I have been thinking about for years," Jo-Anne said. "It will be a great way to help hold myself accountable as a leader and a person.”
She has since worked with her company to implement the idea of intentionality and make sure that it is "part of our language and our discussions at the management table." She adds, "we make sure that we step back and ask ourselves 'is this the most intentional way that we can do it?' "