Joanne recently decided to retire from a lifelong career as a Pediatric/Adolescent Registered Nurse. She also enjoys a BA degree in Human Development with an emphasis in Childhood & Adolescence. She has worked in a variety of settings including CHMC Oakland, office Advice Nurse, and Parenting Consultant for over 35 years and truly loved her gratifying and meaningful work.
Joanne comes enthusiastically to the SSP family with a vast knowledge of the complex and individual needs of both the pre-adolescent and parent. She is there to listen, discuss, and coach as you and your child grow, change, and thrive. She feels at ease with kids of all ages and will help navigate your and your daughter’s goals, sensitivities, and needs.
Personally, Joanne tragically lost her husband to illness after being happily married for over 30 years. She is blessed with 2 wonderful adult children...a son and daughter, as well as a thriving, beautiful 3 year old grandson. They laugh a lot together!
In her spare time, Joanne especially enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, and reading a good novel. She feels honored and humbled to be part of Stepping Stones and will strive to be a positive model in the lives of the families in her group and the SSP community.