Joan Suflita


Quality Improvement Coach

Joan joined the BANANAS team in 2013 as a Resource & Referral Counselor and a QRIS Coach for child care providers, supporting staff and increasing program quality for children and families. While new to BANANAS, Joan is not new to the early care and education field. She has held a variety of positions over the past 25-plus years, including being a teacher, center director, content area specialist with disabilities and mental health services, and an independent contractor assessing program quality.

Throughout her career, Joan has always considered 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!”
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