Joanne’s passion is improvement – whether individual or organizational. As associate director in the Center for Public Health Practice, Joanne oversees the daily operations of the center, including personnel and grant and contractual functions, as well as carries her own project portfolio. Services are aimed at helping individuals reach their professional goals through training and education, and supporting agencies in their pursuit of improved performance. Joanne trains and facilitates clients in workforce development planning, strategic planning, consensus building, community engagement, quality improvement. Joanne currently serves as a volunteer site reviewer for the Public Health Accreditation Board.
Joanne is a trained facilitator for the Leadership Practices Inventory and has participated in numerous specialized training initiatives including the Art of Hosting, Senn Delaney organizational culture shaping strategies, and Six Sigma quality improvement methodologies. She holds a bachelor's degree in community health education from Youngstown State University and received her master's degree in workforce development and education (with focus areas of human resources and adult education) from The Ohio State University. She is a master certified health education specialist. Joanne has more than 25 years of experience in local, state and academic public health.