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Meet Joan Devine, BSN, MA 

Retired Director of Education, Pioneer Network

Joan Devine, a registered nurse, and former activity professional has over 30 years of experience in healthcare having served in leadership positions in long-term and acute care settings since 1990. Before retiring this year, she led the development and implementation of educational programming for Pioneer Network. She is a certified Eden Educator and Mentor, and owner and operator of JPDevine Consulting whose mission is to “support care partners on their journey 2 home.” As an advocate for the LTC culture change movement, Joan serves as a frequent speaker at state and national forums and currently serves on the boards of MC5 (Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change), The Ontario Association of Resident Councils (OARC), and the National Association of Long-Term Care Volunteers (NALTCV). Joan has had a number of articles published and is the author of the book, “Word of the Week: Creating a Culture Change Dictionary". She earned a B.A. in Music Education/Music Therapy, a B.S. in Nursing, and a Masters in Management, and was recently named a 2022 Women of Distinction by McKnight's Long-Term Care.

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