Joan has over 40 years public sector experience, most recently as the Deputy City Manager – Administrative Services for the City of Dixon. In this role, she managed annual budget operations, debt administration and technology aspects including website management and social media. Joan began her career in Burbank working in a variety of departments in her 23 years with the city. She has also worked throughout the state in King City, Azusa and Covina, and did consulting work with Colton and Stockton. Joan recently worked at a legal firm in Sacramento assisting public sector clients with special district administration review, COVID-19 matters and municipal code updates.
Joan became active with CSMFO in 1981 while with the City of Burbank. She was appointed Vice Chair to the Budget Review Committee (now Recognition) and eventually moved up to Chair of the committee. While with the City of Dixon, Joan became a CSMFO Northern California Board Member and in 2019, she became CSMFO President. She holds a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Northridge and a Bachelor of Arts in Management from the University of Phoenix.