Black Screen Office | Executive Director

Joan is the inaugural Executive Director of the Black Screen Office which supports, nurtures and promotes the creation of Black Canadian stories globally.

Joan was Vice-President of Independent Production for VisionTV where she commissioned, developed and executive produced hundreds of hours of award-winning creative content in all genres. Joan spearheaded VisionTV’s ground-breaking DiverseTV/NSI initiative which helped to launch the careers of Black producers and creatives.

For five years, Joan served as Executive Director of Women in Film and Television – Toronto (WIFT-T), where she established professional development training and networking opportunities for women in screen-based media.