Joan’s specific areas of expertise include determining organizational risk profiles based on consultation with internal and external stakeholders, output from technical analyses and comparisons with best practices from leading organizations. She is also adept at identifying risk mitigation and management initiatives, fleshing out threats and opportunities, and cost-effective strategies for managing and reducing carbon emissions as well as adaption initiatives.
Joan is experienced in strategy and policy development, including planning, designing and developing protocols and procedures to assess organizational and social vulnerabilities to climate change, bridging diverse cultural, inter-personal and social issues to address policy needs, and devise workable, real-world, strategy and policy solutions
Joan also has experience giving presentations and workshops on climate change and sustainable development issues to government, industry, academics and environmentalists. In addition, she designs and facilitates workshops that update engineering and business professionals on leading-edge developments in climate change vulnerability risk, greenhouse gas mitigation, and sustainable development.
Joan is also an experienced facilitator and has the ability to bridge gaps between diverse groups of stakeholders and provide practical, workable solutions to address issues.
Joan received her MBA, B.Ed., from Queens University and her B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Toronto.