- Country Director, Tanzania
Joan comes to IYF from Tanzania Growth Trust (formerly UK-based Tanzania Gatsby Trust), where she was Chief Executive Officer. She is excited to build on her experiences supporting economic opportunity for young people at TGT, which “works with partners to transform young entrepreneurs, women-led SMEs and smallholder farmers into globally competitive enterprises.” Joan brings strong project management skills, along with solid experiences in partner/donor relations, grants management, fundraising, and policy development while working for both NGOs and the private sector. She studied in the United States, earning her BA in Social Work from Concordia College (MN), and MA in Community Development from North Park University (IL). Outside of work, Joan is a Rotarian at The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam, and enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, and hiking.
- Languages: English, Kiswahili
- Country of birth Tanzania
- Hobbies: Gardening, reading, traveling, and hiking