I’ve known Ann-Marie professionally, through volunteer work and as a friend for almost 15 years, and she is truly one of the most caring, perceptive, and honest people I know. She is always eager to help, and she definitely gets things done.
When my newborn son was in the hospital, she delivered a home-cooked pot roast and roasted potato dinner for my husband and I, complete with gravy and buttered bread! It was such an amazingly thoughtful thing to do when we were experiencing a family crisis. This is just one example of the many times she’s helped out a friend or neighbour.
I’ve had the pleasure of serving on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County with Ann-Marie and have been thoroughly impressed with her knowledge of the health care system, governance, and her leadership, both locally and with the provincial governing body. In her role on the Board, Ann-Marie considers the needs of citizens and caregivers who are using the Society’s services for every decision made.
Ann-Marie is one of those people who works hard, and follows through by doing what she said she was going to do. She handles difficult conversations with respect and integrity, and brings a depth of insight and professionalism that helps to maintain positive interactions and outcomes.
I am happy to support Ann-Marie’s nomination, as I know she will work hard to understand the local issues and will make sure her constituents' voices are heard.
~ Irena Pozgaj-Jones