Joanne is an Army veteran and the spouse of an Army retiree, who she supported for 18 of his 22-year career. She is a licensed clinical mental health counselor, licensed clinical addictions specialist, yoga teacher, and college professor. She has experience working with clients in a variety of settings to include private practice and military installations.
Joanne has a passion for working with the military community and currently works with service members and their families at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In addition to providing mental health services to both the military and civilian sectors, she also teaches undergraduate students who aspire to be substance abuse counselors.
Joanne is a graduate of Northcentral University (B.A.) and Liberty University (M.A.) and is currently a doctoral candidate at Liberty University. She has a servant’s heart and has volunteered as a Family Readiness Group leader, served as the advocacy chair for the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina, as well as a victims advocate and presenter for 5 Sparrows. She is honored to be a part of MFAN’s advisory board and is excited to be able to serve military families in this capacity.
Joanne and her husband, Dan, have been married for 15 years and have two children, Ian and Isabel. They retired in the Fort Bragg/Fayetteville, North Carolina area and are excited for this new chapter of their lives as a military retiree family.