Joanne Moore has worked in the international development assistance field for approximately 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 she worked predominantly in Africa, Haiti, and Asia managing multi-million dollar U.S. government development assistance projects and leading new 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 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC or The Joint) board of directors. Joanne is a former member of the Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) Board of Trustees where she served as senior vice president for global planning and co-chair of the National Young Leadership Department including its 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. She has also supported the Higher Achievement Program in its rigorous effort to close the opportunity gap for middle school youth in at-risk communities. Joanne earned a B.A. from Brandeis University in African and Afro-American Studies and a M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Development Studies Institute (DESTIN). Additionally, she completed the Florence Melton Adult Mini School, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Jewish Leadership Institute and recently completed the American Associates of Ben Gurion University’s Zin Fellows Leadership Development Program. She has been accepted to the Wexner Heritage Program and will join the D.C. cohort that begins in August 2013. 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.
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