Joanne is a Registered Nurse with post graduate qualifications in critical care, haematology and has a Masters of Nursing leadership and management. Joanne is the Nursing Director of Community and Primary Health Care at North West Hospital Health Service in remote Queensland. This role encompasses oversight of numerous departments and specialities including Sexual Health Service, Women’s Health Service and Indigenous Primary Health Care. Joanne is a member of the North Queensland Sexually Transmissible Infection Action Plan 2016-2021 implementation group.
Joanne has extensive knowledge with strategic and operational leadership of tertiary, rural and remote hospitals to ultimately provide first class, safe, sustainable and family centred care. Joanne is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has publications in the British Journal of Haematology and is a member of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and the Australian College of Nursing.