Get Clear on Expectations
"We work individually and we work on teams and it is paramount to have mutually understood objectives and agreed upon time frames – that is how we achieve success. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and gain clarity for what you are taking on."
Joanne Finegan, MSA, CTRS, FDRT
Creating a culture that supports ReMed’s employees and clients – through mission, vision and values.
Joanne led ReMed as CEO for 18 years, and was a part of the organization for over 32 years. Throughout her career, she has studied, written and spoken about building and maintaining a strong organization and organizational culture, especially in a clinically focused company. She retired, as CEO of ReMed at the end of 2018, and has remained involved as a Board Executive, advising ReMed on many aspects of the business, and will continue to do so as the new, combined ReMed and Learning Services organization moves ahead. She also continues to educate others on the impact and lifelong effects of brain injury and utilizes “real life rehabilitation” model as her foundation. Finegan has served on the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for many years as a board member, trustee and Chairman of the Board in 2004. She has also served as the Chairman of the Board of the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) and has been honored by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) as a Distinguished Fellow, the organization’s highest distinction, in 2005. During 2010, she was presented the Distinguished Alumni Service Award by the Penn State University’s College of Health and Human Development and is the President of a non-profit, Council on Brain Injury (CoBI). Joanne received the Alumni Fellow Award from Penn State, the most prestigious award given by Penn State’s Alumni Association.
Joanne is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (Pennsylvania State University, 1983) and received her Master’s Degree in Administration (West Chester University, 1989)