Co-Founder & CEO
Joanne is a social entrepreneur on a mission to create large-scale, systemic and sustainable social change through a combination of new inventions and approaches, applying known scientific technologies, laws, evidence-based practices and strategies aimed at increasing economic growth and social inclusion. She is actively involved in social innovation projects and groups collaborating to address to vital social issues such as poverty, health and wellbeing, education, decent work and economic growth and partnerships to enhance global partnership for sustainable development with multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Joanne serves as a Mentor of the United Nations Association of the USA, San Francisco Chapter and is Acting Chair of the Board of Directors of My New Red Shoes. She serves as a Strategist for the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Obama Scholars Foundation and is an active member of the Aspen Institute, San Francisco Chapter.
Joanne received a B.A. in Organizational Communication from California State University, Stanislaus. She completed a Research Assistant Post Baccalaureate at The Berkeley Psychophysiology Laboratory, in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and studied Educational Therapy at U.C. Riverside.