Yes to Life and its thousands of beneficiaries owe an enormous debt to Joanie for her ‘above and beyond’ input to the charity, firstly as an early Executive Director for three years, and then as Trustee for a further eight.
As Executive Director, Joanie played a foundational role in establishing the integrity of the fledgling organisation, introducing sound principles of governance, financial management and operations. As Trustee, she has assiduously defended that integrity throughout the charity’s development from pioneer outsider to thought leader.
Joanie retired from the Board in the last quarter of 2019. Though she will be sorely missed, she will remain enormously loved for her unique and outstanding contribution.