Joan Fernandez is a Registered Nurse with a strong commitment to patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare. Her clinical work experience includes the public health, long-term care and ambulatory care sectors.
Ms. Fernandez currently supports various projects, including accreditation, for the FICS Corporation. She has held lead positions at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Accreditation Canada and at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. Joan has also worked in the United States as a faculty member at Illinois Central College.
Ms. Fernandez has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, both from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s in Public Health from Benedictine University, Illinois, USA.
As well as serving on the Board of Directors, Ms. Fernandez chairs the Board’s Quality Committee.