Consulting: Joy has experience in leadership, fund raising, strategic planning and project management. She has been a consultant, conference speaker, workshop moderator and a presenter to schools. She has been interviewed for radio, television and on-line forums and videos. If you wish to arrange for her services, you may reach Joy at joy@joywrites.com

 
Conference Speaker on Invisible Chronic Illness:
 
Myeloproliferative Disorders Fdn.www.mpnresearchfoundation.org, San Mateo CA, 2010, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 2013
Sjogren's Syndrome Fdn., www.sjogrens.org, Reston VA, 2011
Texas Neuropathy Assoc., www.neuropathy.org Austin, TX2011, 2012
The Mastosytosis Societywww.tmsforacure.org Tucson, AZ2010
N. Texas Fibromylagia Assoc., www.fmaware.org Dallas TX, 2009
National Neutropenia Networkwww.neutropenianetnet.org Ann Arbor MI, 2009, Austin TX, 2011, 2012
Pfizer Global Research & Developmentwww.pfizer.com/research Boston MA, 2008
Athritis Foundationwww.arthritis.org Seattle WA 2006
Medical Educational Council of Pensacola, www.mecop.org Pensacola, FL, 2006
 
On the Craft of Writing:

Girls School of Austinwww.thegirlsschool.org Austin, TX, 2011
Pacific Northwest Writers Assoc., www.pnwa.org Seattle WA, 2010
Anderson High School Creative Writingwww.andersononline.org Austin TX 2009, 2010
Write on the Soundwww.edmonds.wa.us/artcommission/wots.stm Edmonds, WA 2006
Writers' League of Texas, www.writersleague.org Austin TX, 2005 

On Arts Education:

As the Development and Communications Director for MINDPOP, www.mindpop.org, Joy works to increase support and awareness of the importance of creativity and the arts in our schools, and the powerful benefits for students who study the arts in engagement, test scores, attendance and graduation rates. MINDPOP is supported by the Kennedy Center Any Given Child Initiative, and is part of a collective partnership between Austin ISD, the City of Austin and over 40 arts and cultural organizations dedicated providing students with an arts-rich education. 

One of those cultural organizations is ZACH Theatrewww.ZACHTheatre.org, where Joy is the Past Board President. ZACH has a robust and targeted theatre arts education program and offers theatre classes and camps, college bound training and professional development for classroom teachers. ZACH produces theatre for families and young audiences using professional actors as well as young actors in training. Over 35,000 children, many from low income neighbborhoods, come to ZACH every year.

On Youth Philanthropy: 

Joy served as a founder, board member and later a consultant for A Legacy of Giving, www.alegacyofgiving.org. She made multi-media presentations at over 40 public and private schools on issues of poverty and water scarcity in preparation for students to engage in philanthropic fund raising to meet local and global needs.

 

Radio, Television, Web:
 
Interview for Naomi Kuttner for her New Zealand web site Life After Pain http://lifeafterpain.com/info/expert-interviews/chronic-illness-challenges
 
Article in Online Periodical ProHealth: Simple Steps Patients Can Take to Help the Healing, http://www.prohealth.com/ME-CFS/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=17822
 
Video Interview for I Live Here, I Give Here, Austin, TX www.ilivehereigivehere.org, How the Arts Keep Kids out of the System: To see the video click on this llink: www.vimeo.com/49031379.

Radio Interview on You Don't LOOK Sick!: Let's Get Healthy with Bill Swail, Austin TX
Radio Interview on Invisible Illness: Patient Power with Andrew Schorr, Seattle, WA
 
Television Interview on Fibromyalgia: ABC Good Morning Show, Austin TX
 
Webinar on Living with Chronic Illness: Gastroparesis Patient Association for Cures or Treatmentswww.g-pact.org
 

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