As a management consultant, Jo-Ann has led successful strategic change initiatives for some of Canada’s largest corporations, as well as provincial ministries and agencies. Jo-Ann is a former elected Trustee and Chair of the Board of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (2010 – 2018). She holds a Masters degree in Chinese Politics & Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAD), University of London. Jo-Ann was president of the CIC’s Toronto branch (2009 – 2015, 2019 – 2020). In addition to being on the Board at the CIC, Jo-Ann is currently on the Boards of Directors of Young People’s Theatre, Space Place Canada and the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy.