Jo-Ann was born in Montreal, Quebec. She has over 16 years experience working in the addiction field. Over the past 10 years Jo-Ann has been working at Portage Substance Abuse Recovery Center and is currently the Coordinator of Portage Family Services.
Her earlier years in the field included substance abuse recovery counselling and managing the drop in drug crisis center. Jo-Ann has been an active member of the CACCF for over 11years and currently holds an ICADC certification. In addition, she is presently studying at Concordia University pursuing a degree in Human Behaviour.