Joan is an occupational therapist who loves to build and maintain healthy relationships, encourage others in their journey toward wholeness and hone her creative skills such as writing, drawing, painting, dancing and gardening.
Balancing spirit, soul and body care, she devoted many years of her life to recovering from various forms of childhood abuse, dysfunctional family rules and lifestyles–while helping others to do the same. Later in life, Joan returned to school and earned a degree in occupational therapist.
As an occupational therapist, she specializes in pediatric and family services, with a heart to improve systems of support for families who have children with special health care needs, and to train and equip those working in this field.
As a woman, her heart is for realistic, healthy family relationships. A wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother and step-grandmother, she spends much of her time supporting her family in their interests, running errands, providing child care, cooking, cleaning and managing a sizable to-do list!
Her personal style is warm, open and authentic. Love, kindness and respect are highly valued aspirations, but make no mistake, she is far from this level of sainthood. Real life is spiced with zest for spontaneity, tongue-in-cheek humor and passionate marriage! Real life includes times of tortuous struggles to gather all information needed to make good decisions since they effect everyone involved! Real life is balanced by supportive relationships with God, family and friends.