Joanne is the Acting Managing Director of Pears Program for Global Innovation.
Joanne is an international development professional with over 25 years of executive leadership and management, project management, and business development experience in Africa, Asia, and Haiti. The managing director of JoMoConsult LLC, for the past decade she has provided proposal development, marketing, and training support, as well as project technical advisory services, to international development for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations. Joanne teaches Hebrew University’s Glocal Pears Seminar and partnered with Duke University’s Dr. Bob Malkin to form Pratt Pouch Consulting and promote and expand the use of the Pratt Pouch to increase access to life-saving antiretroviral medications for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV. Previously, she served as the Senior Vice President of the Africa and Haiti Region at Chemonics International, Inc.
Joanne currently serves on the boards of Americans for Ben Gurion University (A4BGU), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Eliminate Poverty Now, Encounter, Yahel Service Learning Program, and Volcani International Partnerships. Joanne is also a Wexner Heritage Program alumna.
Joanne earned a B.A. in African and Afro-American Studies and the Political Economy of Developing Countries from Brandeis University and a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.