Joan is the Director of Human Resources for WithumSmith+Brown, PC, a large regional public accounting and consulting firm with almost 1,000 employees amongst 11 offices on the East Coast including New Jersey, New York, Boston, Bethesda, Philadelphia, and Orlando. She has over 25 years of experience as a Talent Management professional in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, financial services, and professional services in both union and non-union environments.
She recently was a recipient of the New Jersey Society of CPA’s Diversity & Inclusion Impact Award. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree in Management from Thomas Edison State University as well as the SPHR (senior professional human resources) certification through HRCI/SHRM and the SHRM-SCP through the Society of Human Resources Management. She currently is the Chair of the HR Council for the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) Labor and Employment Committee and holds an executive position on the board of the NJ Chapter of the CPA Firm Management Association. She also is a mentor for Dress For Success, Mercer County.
In her free time, Joan enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, doing any kind of word puzzles and brain teasers, reading, walking, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.