Joanne is mother to two teenage girls, the eldest of whom is adopted from China. In her other full-time role, she is a journalist with CTV Ottawa, having worked in television and radio for nearly 30 years. The ability to make change and to improve lives is what drove Joanne to journalism in the first place. She hopes to bring that same passion to the Children’s Bridge Foundation as a director with the board. Joanne was a founding member of the Children’s Bridge newsletter committee for 14 years, helping adoptive parents understand the challenges, along with the many joys, they may face in their journey as parents.