Jo qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1990 at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. She qualified as a Registered Midwife in 1994, and later as a Soul Midwife (spiritual companion to the dying). Jo has had many roles in and around healthcare during her working life, and in the last two years has worked as a Complimentary Therapist at Isabel Hospice, and a Butterfly Volunteer at East & North Herts NHS Trust.

Having had a number of experiences supporting family and friends at the end of life, good and bad; in hospital, hospice and at home – Jo passionately believes that it is the small acts of kindness that are remembered when someone is dying and Butterfly Volunteers make a huge difference to so many people.

Jo is married to Paul, they have two children and live in Hertfordshire.