Joan Lesmond

Dr Joan Lesmond is the Executive Director, Community Engagement, at Saint Elizabeth Health Care, a non-profit charitable organization delivering health care in the home and community since 1908. She’s also Executive Director, Saint Elizabeth Health Care Foundation. She teaches at Ryerson Polytechnic University in the BSc program for nursing students in community health. She’s a Board member of the Ontario Community Support Association, the Ontario Hospice Association, Women’s College Hospital, the Association of Ontario Health Centres, and HealthForceOntario. She was previously Chief Nursing Executive and Director of Professional Practice at Casey House Hospice in Toronto. She is Past President of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario and Past President of its International Nurses Interest Group, Past President of Regent Park Community Health Centre, and a Past Board member of the Canadian Nurses Protective Society. Her qualifications are RN, BScN, MSN, and Ed.D