Joni is an Applied Research Development Officer with the Office of Applied Research and Innovation at NBCC. She has experience with proposal development, stakeholder engagement, project management, and health services research. She spent 10 years working and volunteering in the non-profit sector with organizations that focus on women and girls. She received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research master’s award for her research work on peer mentoring new mothers with post partum depression. She is an advocate for social innovation projects and social policy change.