Joiner named new Stroke Director
Ian Joiner, formerly the manager of rehabilitation and mental health with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), has joined the Heart and Stroke Foundation as the Director of Stroke.
In this new role, Joiner will oversee the transition of some of the Canadian Stroke Network’s services and products — including the Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care and the Canadian Stroke Congress — to the Heart and Stroke Foundation as the CSN winds down its activities as an NCE.
Joiner will provide overall strategic direction and management to the Foundation’s stroke initiatives, support the work of the provincial-territorial roundtable and help position the Foundation as the voice and leader in stroke research, knowledge translation, advocacy and health promotion.
“I am excited about this new position at Heart and Stroke Foundation, which will allow me to contribute to the ongoing success of the Canadian Stroke Network and our many shared partners across the country,” said Joiner.
Joiner has a Master of Public Administration degree from Queen’s University and an undergraduate science degree in Physical Therapy. Before joining HSF, he worked at CIHI for more than 10 years. Prior to that, Joiner developed program policy and strategic plans for the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care in Ontario and his efforts included work on Ontario’s Stroke Strategy.
“We look forward to working with Ian,” says CSN Executive Director Katie Lafferty. “His background and knowledge are a great fit with the key initiatives of the Canadian Stroke Network.”