Having received a master’s degree from Mercer University Stetson School of Business, Joyce has spent her professional life in healthcare for over 25 years. Currently, she is the Material Services Director at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Joyce has also spent a great deal of time serving others as a community volunteer. She has served as a volunteer, previous board member and chair at the Jeanette Rankin Foundation. In addition to that, she has put her “green thumb” to good use by serving as both a volunteer and master gardener at the UGA Cooperative Extension. Before coming to Children First, she was a volunteer and previous board member at the Athens Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.
When Joyce isn’t volunteering or working, she likes to spend her free time being active by working out at the YMCA, playing with her grandchildren, gardening and golfing. She also loves to read a great book. Her idea of the perfect weekend consists of the beach, good food and her grandchildren.
Joyce was originally drawn to Children First through the CASA Program. She completed the CASA training and thoroughly enjoyed working with the Children First staff. “I appreciate the mission of Children First,” said Joyce, “I know that each child we work with needs a safe, loving environment in order to grow.”
As chair of the board, Joyce is looking forward to growing our fundraising activities, assisting the Executive Director and ensuring that the board is a strong resource for the organization. She aims to “… partner with the other board members and our Executive Director to establish a strategic plan for fundraising and growing the organization.”
She has several goals for this organization. First, she would like to see more money in our accounts. “Secondly, I believe that Children First is growing and serving the needs our clients so I would like to see this growth continue,” said Joyce, “We are moving in a good direction as an organization and I believe that we will become a stronger presence in the community.”