Human Resources Specialist
Joan serves as the Human Resources Specialist at BDC, bringing over two decades of expertise to her role. Her extensive knowledge has been cultivated through active participation in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), numerous seminars, webinars, and her longstanding involvement in an HR Committee since 2005. This committee, comprising exceptional professionals and guest speakers, has been instrumental in guiding Joan’s skill development.
While Joan stumbled into her HR career by chance, she swiftly recognized her innate aptitude for the role. Acknowledging the inherent challenges, she finds profound joy in assisting individuals at various levels and making a positive impact. Joan attributes her love for her job to the unwavering support and welcoming environment created by Dr. Brown and Chief Operating Officer, Jenn Brown.
Inspiration flows abundantly into Joan’s life through the vast circle of strong women in her life. Their love and mutual adoration fuel her daily motivation. For Joan, honesty, integrity, loyalty, and compassion are non-negotiable values integral to thriving in HR. She emphasizes the importance of self-honesty, consistently striving to do what is right, dedicating herself to her team, and employing compassion as a crucial tool for understanding diverse perspectives and crafting viable solutions.
Joan is an avid listener of Mayim Bialik’s podcast, “Bialik Breakdown,” which aligns with her passionate advocacy for mental health. During her leisure time, Joan seeks solace in the sunshine and salty air, enjoying boating excursions and cherished moments with her family.