Joanna Gould-Thorpe

Joanna joined the Board of Directors in 2017, and is currently serving as Chair of the Board.  Joanna also serves as ex-officio for all of the Board Committees.

Joanna came to the Board as a seasoned professional whose honesty and integrity provide for effective leadership and optimal business relationships. She is a relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills.

Joanna believes that community means connection and that strengthening the relationships between, volunteer groups, educational institutions and business in a community make everyone stronger together. Her volunteer passions bring those elements together in her own life. Joanna is currently serving as a citizen member of the Windsor Planning Advisory Committee and the Rotary Club of Windsor as Board Member and Secretary.In the past she served on the Avon Chamber of Commerce as VP and Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee; President and Board Chair of the Windsor Elementary Home and School; Past Board Member of Windsor Nursery School and occasionally as a volunteer for Junior Achievement. She truly enjoys being a part of connecting people.

Joanna’s education and training experience includes professional coaching on business practices; project management; operational efficiency and problem and conflict resolution strategies to name a few.

Joanna’s position at Avon Valley as Vice President of Operations allows her to indulge her addictions to plants and gardening because, of course, ”flowers make any day better!”