In 1988, Joan began her career at GCDC as a School Age Supervisor. The single mother of a three month old at the time, was able to complete her education and grow her family with the help of GCDC.
Over these three decades, she has held numerous positions and in 2004 became the agency Executive Director. Growing the agency and paying it forward are two things Joan consistently strives to accomplish.
"Developing our Core Values was the best thing we could have done. The culture of Relationships, Fun, Trust and Excellence has produced quality staff and programs!" As Executive Director, Joan doesn't manage every detail of the agency, but supports all the staff with the resources they need to provide the best care and education for the children.