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My YR – Jo-anne Marr


Name:   Jo-anne Marr

Occupation:  President & CEO, Oak Valley Health.

How long have you lived in YR? Six years.

 Why did you make YR home? I have been working in York Region since 2007. 

What do you do for fun in YR? Cycling, trails, Fairy lake, restaurants & local entertainment.

What is one summer/winter event that you never miss in YR? Local markets

What are your favourite restaurants in YR? There are many – Unionville, Locale, Joia, The Maid’s Cottage. 

What YR attractions/events/happenings would you recommend to friends who visit YR? Visit all the local downtowns; they are all terrific and unique.

Short bio:  Jo-anne Marr is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oak Valley Health (formerly known as Markham Stouffville Hospital). Throughout her career, Jo-anne’s focus has been on health system leadership and driving strategic and transformational initiatives that have a positive impact on the patient experience.
Prior to joining Oak Valley Health in 2015, Jo-anne was the CEO of the Central Community Care Access Centre. Previous to that, she held leadership positions at Mackenzie Health including interim CEO, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.


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