Joanne is a tax partner with Deloitte LLP specializing in tax advisory for technology companies. Joanne is the author of many papers, articles and reports which have been published by the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and CPA,BC.
In the community, Joanne brings her financial skills and passion for building community to leadership positions in organizations that help connect people.
In 2009 she was a founding director and co-chair of CanWIT BC. In 2016 a new organization was founded to serve the Lower Mainland providing networking and career development opportunities for women in technology. VanWIT (Vancouver Women in Technology) is heading into its first year of operations and is already making an impact for women in the community.
Joanne also devotes countless hours working on behalf of at-risk youth. She founded StreetMeals and established the StreetMeals Scholarship Fund, raising over $250,000 which has been directed entirely into programs and bursaries for post-secondary education and training. Joanne’s work on behalf of at-risk and homeless youth led to a connection with Directions Youth Services, a youth resource centre operated by Family Services of Greater Vancouver. She joined the board in 2009, served as Board Chair from 2012 to 2014 and continues to serve as a director.