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Senior Management Team

Through their collective experience and shared commitment to excellence, our senior management team contributes to the strategic and operational long-term success of VON Canada.

Jo-Anne Poirier

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jo-Anne Poirier joined VON Canada in 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2008 until 2014, Jo-Anne was Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation. Under her ...read more

Andie Andreou, CPA, CA, ICD.D

Vice President, Business Optimization and Chief Financial Officer

Andie Andreou is an executive with more than 25 years of progressive experience, who brings new perspectives, broad financial expertise and proven leadership in renewing e...read more

George Georgiadis

Vice President, Information Technology

George joined VON in 2019 as Vice President, Information Technology (IT), bringing more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare and technology sectors.  From 2011 to 2017, George was...read more

Sharon Goodwin

Senior Vice President, Home & Community Care

With her extensive background in health care, nursing and health informatics, Sharon recently led the transformation of VON’s home care service delivery in Ontario. This initiative created mo...read more

Beth Green

Vice President, Marketing, Communications & Philanthropy

Beth joined VON Canada in 2014, bringing more than 25 years of experience in marketing, public affairs, and brand strategy to her role. Most recently, Beth was Vice President Communications and Mar...read more

Michele Lawford

General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer

Michele Lawford joined VON Canada in 2017. She holds a Masters in Health Law from Osgoode Law School and a J.D. in Law from Queen’s University. Michele is currently a Director of the Kingston...read more

Wendy Steele

Vice President, Human Resources

Wendy joined VON as Vice President, Human Resources in 2019 after more than two decades of experience in healthcare human resources. Prior to joining VON, Wendy had a 21-year career with St. Joseph...read more

Accreditation

Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that consults with experts to develop health care standards based on best practices. They accredit a wide range of health care and social services providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, clinics, and community health programs. Accreditation Canada has been helping providers improve health care quality and safety for more than 55 years.