Joan Lowell has held leadership positions in the non profit sector for over 25 years. She served as Executive Director of Hospice of the Valley from 1983 to 1994, followed by two years in the Peace Corps, Kazakhstan, where she served as counselor in business and NGO development. She continued this work in Russia, Ukraine and Thailand and is currently counseling in Africa.
Upon her return from Peace Corps, she served as Vice President/Senior Advancement Officer for Donor Services for the Arizona Community Foundation until 2007. She has written a series of articles for the Arizona Business Journal, the Prescott courier and most recently the AZ Daily Sun. She has also been published in Newsweek.
Joan currently counsels nonprofit organizations in Arizona, nonprofits and small businesses in Africa, and serves on two nonprofit boards and four family foundation boards.
Joan holds a BA from Queens College, N.Y., an M.S. from Adelphi University, N.Y. and an M.P.A from ASU.