Joanne knew she was a democrat watching the 1968 democratic convention and seeing Hubert Humphrey as a child. She worked on the John Kerry , both Obama campaigns and the AlexSink campaign for US senate while living in Florida. After moving back to the area in 2013 she knew she wanted to get involved locally. Joanne has a background in Accounting and is an implementer of computer based ERP (Enterprise Resource Program) systems at various companies.  She has a MBA in Finance and a BS in Accounting, both from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. She grew up in Glenside and went to Cheltenham HS. She lives in Upper Gwynedd where she is also Committee Person for Ward 4.