Quality Improvement Coach
Joan joined the BANANAS team in 2013 as a Resource & Referral Counselor and a Quality Improvement Coach for child care providers. In these roles, she supports staff and increases program quality for children and families. Joan is experienced in the field of early care and education and some of her positions have been as a teacher, center director, content area specialist with disabilities and mental health services, and an independent contractor assessing program quality.
Throughout her career and still today, Joan considers herself a lifelong learner who is committed to quality and building capacity, using the skills of strong leadership, sound management, and positive relationships. You might hear the echo of her motto, “Together we’re better!”