Joanne received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in May 2008. She is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner through the Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She immediately chose to specialize in hematology /oncology with Southwest Hematology Oncology (now Ironwood Cancer Research & Research Centers). She left in 2013 to work at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the Bone Marrow Transplant department, specializing in hematologic malignancies. She is now joining Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers to continue her passion of caring for cancer patients. Prior to obtaining her nurse practitioner degree, she worked at Hospice of the Valley as an RN, focusing on end of life care.
Joanne enjoys spending time with her significant other, her three grown children and two dogs. She lived in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Baltimore prior to settling down in Phoenix. Joanne is a certified yoga teacher. While not at work, she enjoys traveling, yoga, reading and music.