In 2006 Joanne Mick was recruited to the Agency to fill the role initially known as Team Leader. Her position was subsequently renamed Manager, Operations (B.C. / Prairies). Originally from Northern Ontario, in 1992 Joanne became the executive director of the Southern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association, which provides services for housing co-operatives in the southern part of the province. Joanne has represented Alberta at the national level, first on the Federations Committee, and later on the Board of Directors of the Co‑operative Housing Federation of Canada. Fluently bilingual and a skillful leader of her team, Joanne is known for her energy, sense of humour and deep knowledge of co-operative housing in Western Canada.