Joan Marie Aylward

Board of Directors

Joan Marie Aylward lives in St. John’s, NL. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Memorial University.She also studied at the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (Directors Education Program). After serving as president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses Union for six years, Joan Marie was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in 1996. She was the first female Minister of Health and Community Services for the Government of Newfoundland, and the first female Minister of Finance. She held several other cabinet positions as well and has served on various boards and commissions.