Prior to joining Dalhousie, Joanna has served as Philanthropy Officer, Corporate Giving for the Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation. She has more than 11 years of program management and fund development experience, including serving as Regional Partnerships & Policy Manager with the Aga Khan Foundation in Tajikistan, where she led many large scale partnerships with the European Union, USAID, SECO and UNICEF.  She has also held development positions with Kids Help Phone (Toronto), the Archdiocese of Toronto, World University Service of Canada and Stepping Stones International in Botswana. Joanna holds a Management for Development Certificate from UCLA and the University of Cape Town, a Certificate in Development Leadership from the Coady Institute, an MA in International Development & Global Studies from the University of Ottawa and a BA in English & Human Rights from Carleton University.