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Joan Green leads Phelps’ Board Advisory practice and is a trusted advisor on executive search and leadership development for a diverse range of sectors, including education, health, provincial and municipal government, and not-for-profits. 

Prior to joining Phelps, Joan was the founding CEO of the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office and she currently serves the Government of Ontario as a Special Advisor on Governance, Capital Consolidations, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement. Joan is a distinguished Canadian educator, public policy leader, and public sector CEO who has served as Director of Education for the City of Toronto where she worked with the many cultural communities which make up Toronto’s dynamic social fabric. She is a published author of several books, award winning series, and numerous articles on literacy, education and leadership issues.

“My ultimate goal is to contribute to a civil society by enhancing the impact of publicly funded organizations whose leaders make a difference in the lives and well-being of Canadian citizens.”

Joan is a frequent speaker at home and abroad on women’s issues, leadership challenges, governance and accountability, and quality initiatives. She provides strong leadership at all levels of education and has been a professional development leader provincially, across Canada, and internationally. She is the recipient of several awards including the Distinguished Educator Award from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and Woman of the Year for the Women in Educational Administration in Ontario. She has been an active participant in her community and has served as a board member for university, hospital and cultural institutions including the University of Toronto, the Rehabilitation Institute of Toronto and the Art Gallery of Ontario as well as Chair of various charitable organizations. Joan is currently on the national Board of ParticipACTION. In 2012, in recognition of her contributions to public education and her service and leadership in the not-for-profit sector, Joan was  inducted as a member of the Order of Ontario and is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal. Joan is currently serving as a member of a four-person Advisory Committee on Chinese/Canadian cultural and educational exchange.