Senior Fellow, Government Relations and Strategy
Joan provides strategic planning and organizational strategy advice to NETWORK and lobbies Congress on policy issues. She has a deep well of experience in organizational development, strategy, and management, gained over a career in the financial services and non-profit sectors. Joan has been a leader in the following positions: Executive Vice President of U.S. Operations at Catholic Relief Services including the Policy and Advocacy department, Vice President and Chief Planning Officer at Cabrini College, and President of a Retail Banking Center. Furthermore, she manages her own consulting practice that specializes in strategic planning and organizational development for non-profits, especially faith-based organizations.
Where she find inspiration for her work:
- NETWORK’s commitment to public policy for the common good
- NETWORK’s example of living the principles it advocates for
- NETWORK’s intentional efforts to create space for voices not often heard
What she loves outside of NETWORK:
- stimulating conversation
- helping others to discover how to be more effective and successful, professionally and personally
Originally from: Chicago
Why she likes D.C.: Because the city is filled with history and influence.