Joanne Moore


Joanne Moore is an independent consultant who has worked in the international development assistance field for more than 15 years. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa, she moved to Washington, D.C. and began working at Chemonics International, an international development company focused on promoting social and economic change around the world. As senior vice president for Africa and Haiti, she managed multi-million dollar U.S. government development assistance projects and led business development efforts. Joanne has also worked with Population Services International (PSI), a global health organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world. While at PSI, she lived and worked in Uganda for 18 months developing and implementing a pilot private-sector program to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Joanne currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the American Associates of Ben Gurion University (AABGU), and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Joanne is a former co-chair of the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet. Joanne supports the Tahirih Justice Center, which works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States from gender-based violence, as well as the Higher Achievement Program in its rigorous effort to close the opportunity gap for middle school youth in at-risk communities. Joanne earned a BA from Brandeis University in African and Afro-American Studies and a Master of Science in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Development Studies Institute. Additionally, she completed the Florence Melton Adult Mini School, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Jewish Leadership Institute and AABGU's Zin Fellows Leadership Development Program. She is currently a member of the Wexner Heritage Program's D.C. cohort. Joanne first learned about AJWS after returning from the Peace Corps in 1996. She has traveled to Cambodia and Thailand with AJWS and was instrumental in establishing AJWS Global Circle in D.C., co-chairing the initial venture.