• Representing clients in nonprofit, family, foundation, and business philanthropy

  • Qualified to research donor priorities, design giving models and assess impact

  • Services customized to fulfill each client's personal passions and unique vision

    MINDPOP, Development Director, January 2014 to April 2017

  • Responsible for raising 70% of $500,000 annual budget

  • Over 90% of grant applications resulted in awards totaling nearly $850,000

  • In 3 years, doubled contributed income with parallel growth in donor base.

  • Consultant 2012

Experience & Qualifications

  • During term as President, built & opened new, 420-seat ZACH Topfer Theatre

  • Successfully completed $22+ million capital campaign        

  • Chair 5-Year Strategic Planning & Management Evaluation Committees, 2013-14

  • Chair Board Policy Task Force and Transition Team, 2011-12     

  • Chair Membership Committee, 2007-2009

  • Chair Education & Education Vision Committees, 2005-07, Member, 2004-present

  • Member Finance Committee


    Non-Profit Founder, Board Director, Consultant 2007 to present

  • Interstitial Cystitis Association, McLean, VA, Board Director, 2013-2016


  • San Juan Island Community Foundation, WA, Founder, Board Chair 1997-2000   www.SJICF.org

    Financial Advisor 1980-1994, Vice-President Investments, 1987

    Arizona State University, Instructor & Regional Curriculum Specialist, 1970-1981


    ZACH Theatre, Board President 2011-2013, Trustee 2004-present, 

  • Instructor ASU Department of English, Composition, 1975-80

  • Curriculum Specialist Tempe Area Schools, serving 33 schools & 3 districts, 1979-80

  • Curriculum Consultant for Arizona State Department of Education, 1978-79
  • Cited for Outstanding Contribution to Education, Arizona State Department, 1980

    Rodman & Associates, Professional Philanthropic Advisor,  April 2017 to Present

Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, American College of Finance, 2017

PhD, Curriculum & Instruction, Language Arts, Arizona State University, 1981

Master of Arts, British & American Literature, Arizona State University, 1977

Master of Arts, Education, Secondary English, Arizona State University, 1974

Bachelor of Arts, Education, Secondary English, Arizona State University, 1969

    You Don't LOOK Sick! Living Well with Invisible Chronic Illness                             with Dr. Steven Overman, 1st edition 2005, 2nd edition 2012
    CeeGee's Gift, a Novel
  • Winner Writers' League of Texas, Best Young Adult Fiction, 2010
  • Runner up Writers' League of Texas, Best Fiction, 2008
  • As a One Act Play, Winner & Audience Choice Award, San Juan Islands Playwright's Festival, 1992

Service & Professional

  • Hired by Merrill Lynch in 1980, recruited by Smith Barney, 1984

  • Managed over $100 million in client assets

  • Managed diverse portfolios for high net worth & inexperienced investors

  • Taught MBA Investing course at California Lutheran University & Skagit Valley College

"Very rarely do we meet someone with such a rich set of experiences: educator, curriculum writer, stockbroker, writer, speaker, philanthropist & singer. It is even more rare to find such a strong entrepreneurial drive in someone with her list of accomplishments. Joy is a careful listener with a sharp intellect, offers great insight & opinions & is able to challenge the status quo with grace. Her enthusiasm rivals that of any Silicon Valley wonder kid, but unlike those peers, her focus on strategic planning & her commitment to philanthropy make her a true Joy!

Tom & Deb Feo, Principals & Co-Founders, Healthcare Control Systems, Inc.