Joan Fernandez

Designation: Director

Joan Fernandez is a Registered Nurse with a deep commitment to patient safety and quality improvement in Healthcare.  Her clinical work experience in Canada includes the public health and long-term care sectors.

Ms. Fernandez has also held lead positions at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Accreditation Canada and at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. She has worked in the United States as a Registered Nurse in an ambulatory care setting and as faculty 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.

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