Jo comes to Cedars with three generations of recovery in her family, including her own. She worked as an adult educator and a paramedic until an injury in 2006 led her down a different career path. Through this experience, Jo acquired an interest to guide people into new areas of life and as such, she completed her Master of Arts in Leadership at Royal Roads University. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is a passionate leader who carries a strong recovery message to her team and Cedars’ patients. She takes pleasure in helping others discover new ways of living. In her off time, Jo enjoys kayaking, golfing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Her friends describe her as strong, smart, and intuitive.