Joanne Ings of Charlottetown was appointed to the Commission in May 2017 and appointed Chair in July 2020. Joanne is a graduate of UPEI with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Political Science) and a diploma in Public Administration. She has spent most of her working career in the not-for-profit sector as executive director of three different organizations and does contract research, technical writing and training for both private and public sector clients.
Chair Ings is a former member of the Executive Leadership Team of the Canadian Lung Association and has previously served on the national board of HealthPartners and the Federal Victim Services Advisory Committee of the Department of Justice.
She is a 25 year member of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty and volunteers with other charitable organizations and national events. Chair Ings has received the City of Charlottetown Recognition Award, Premier’s Crime Prevention Award, and was recognized as a Founder of the University of Prince Edward Island for her volunteer commitment.
Chair Ings retired in 2018 after 43 years in the workforce. She is an active gardener, a singer in a local chorus and quartet, and does some part time tour guiding with a local tourism company.