Joanne is very committed to research. She works endless hours, including her days off, to facilitate initiation and continuance of trials. She is determined for our CV research department to be successful by collaborating with her staff to find new innovative means to move trials forward in the best way possible. She is compassionate about her patients, and wants them taken care of the best possible way. She wants to do the follow-up visits of those patients she has developed a relationship with, and has assured the best way to keep them safe in this present pandemic. She is gutsy in that she speaks up when changes need to be made. She empowers her staff by praising us for our work, and when she needs to point out where improvement is needed, she uses a team approach, so people do not feel singled out.