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Senior Management Team

Through their collective experience and shared commitment to excellence, our senior management team contributes to the strategic and operational long-term success of VON Canada.

Jo-Anne Poirier

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jo-Anne Poirier joined VON Canada in 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer.

From 2008 until 2014, Jo-Anne was Chief Executive Officer of Ottawa Community Housing Corporation. Under more

Roxanne Anderson, MBA, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Senior Vice President, Business Optimization and Chief Financial Officer

Roxanne joined VON in this role in September 2019, bringing more than 30 years’ business transformation and finance experience to the position.  She was previously a managing partner more

Sharon Goodwin

Senior Vice President, Home & Community Care

With her extensive background in health care, nursing and health informatics, Sharon recently led the transformation of VON’s home care service delivery in Ontario. This initiative created more

Valerie Carter

Vice president, Engagement and Philanthropy

Val joined the VON team in 2021. She brings extensive experience in health care, strategic planning, public and government affairs, marketing and stakeholder relations and is a strong advocate for more

Michele Lawford

General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer

Michele Lawford joined VON Canada in 2017. She holds a Masters in Health Law from Osgoode Law School and a J.D. in Law from Queen’s University as well as a Certificate in Negotiating and more

Wendy Steele

Vice President, Human Resources

Wendy joined VON as Vice President, Human Resources in 2019 after more than two decades of experience in healthcare human resources. Prior to joining VON, Wendy had a 21-year career with St. more


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