Jo Ann holds a doctorate in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She has worked in the not-for-profit and private sectors as a project manager and researcher on a wide range of community based health and social policy topics related to, for example: primary care; continuing care; public health; mental health; Aboriginal health; aging; children and youth; veterans; and cancer. She is experienced with both quantitative and qualitative designs and is very familiar with all stages of the research process, including knowledge translation. She has conducted studies on behalf of several national and provincial organizations, including: Health Canada; the Canadian Forces Health Services; Veterans Affairs Canada; the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer; Task Force 2 and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons; the BC Ministry of Health; Doctors of BC (formerly the BC Medical Association); Alberta Health Services; and the Victorian Order of Nurses, Ontario Branch. Prior to joining Hollander Analytical Services in 2000, Jo Ann was the Director of Education and Research for the Alzheimer Society of BC.