Speaker Series Coordinator 

Joanne is currently the Speaker Series coordinator for RHR.

Joanne began her career as a Special Education Speech/language Pathologist, working with children from birth to 21 years of age with speech and language delays. She retired from that in 2015 and began teaching the beginner English class at RHR in January 2016, which continued for three and a half years. Now she is focusing on bringing in speakers that will help refugee adults better adapt to American culture in areas of health, legal matters, and citizenship.

When she’s not working with Refugees Helping Refugees, Joanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, crocheting, reading, and dreaming about exotic travels.