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Joanne has served as a Trustee on the Buffalo Grove Village Board since 2015. Prior to that, she served on the Village’s Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as the Buffalo Grove Days Committee. In addition to her work with Buffalo Grove, Joanne is Vice President of GiveNKind, a nonprofit that partners with businesses to place their excess goods with hundreds of other nonprofits instead of putting those goods in landfills. She is retired from a career in nonprofit public relations and marketing communications.
Through her public service, Joanne has had a front-row seat to the mental health crisis in our country. She has found the current structure of available services to be frustrating in its inability to adequately address the needs of people suffering from the debilitating effects of untreated mental Illness and substance abuse. She also yearns to see all young adults with developmental disabilities be given the opportunity for a satisfying career and the self esteem that coincides.