Joanna joined National Christian Foundation (NCF) in 2007, helping to set up the systems, processes and programs for the new NCF Houston affiliate office. In 2012, Joanna moved to Austin to serve givers in Central Texas, assisting Ryan Assunto in initiating the Austin affiliate. She retired from NCF in February, 2020. She has a BA in English from Texas State University and graduate hours at the University of Houston. Her background includes work in telecommunications, human resources, compliance, shareholder reports and private foundations. Joanna also enjoys volunteering in local Austin ministries. She is an active member of Riverbend Church. She has two children and five grandchildren.