Chief Operating Officer
Joan joined American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. February 1999 and has been Chief Operating Officer since 2007. In addition to overseeing finance, administrative activities and program planning and delivery, Joan has served as Interim Executive Director and coordinated the Executive Search Team in 2000 and again in 2006. Joan is an active participant in the organization’s community outreach activities and represents AIGC Scholars on the GMS Advisory Council and Gates Foundation Domestic Scholarship Provider Partnership. She also serves on the Education Advisory Committee for NAFOA, the Native American Finance Officers’ Association. Prior to joining the staff at AIGC Joan was the Accounting Manager at Futures for Children in Albuquerque.
Joan earned degrees in Management and Accounting at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and was the Controller of the American Cancer Society, Massachusetts Division from 1984 – 1993. In 1993 she moved from Boston to New Mexico and has made her home here since.
Email Joan or call (505) 881-4584 ext. 104 (Toll Free 1-800-628-1920).