A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA
San Leandro, CA
JoAnn Irons is a public health administrator, community health education specialist, program planner, educator and community organizer with over 20 years experience working effectively in collaboration with multi-stakeholders, elected officials and community members to increase health and well-being in under resourced communities by leveraging partnerships for problem solving, capacity building and policymaking. JoAnn has chaired and served on solution-based committees to bring innovative approaches to decrease crime, increase safety, and promote individual and community health and well-being. JoAnn has chaired and co-chaired alcohol and drug free community and youth events. JoAnn is a grant writer and has written proposals to acquire funding for programming and special events. JoAnn is a Consultant and Owner of Launch a company providing services in assessments, program planning and evaluation to Churches, organizations and nonprofits.
JoAnn is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), received a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Community Health Education and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University. JoAnn has a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Cal State East Bay and an Associate of Arts Degree from Alameda College.
JoAnn received her Ministerial Internship Program (MIP) certificate from Church of God and has served in multiple capacities and leadership in ministry for over 20 years.
JoAnn received the 2008 Daniel E. Koshland Civic Unity Award for her continued work and service to the unincorporated Alameda County Ashland and Cherryland areas. From 2008 to 2014 she served as a San Francisco Foundation Koshland Fellow for the Ashland and Cherryland communities. JoAnn completed her first documentary on the human impact of prison recidivism titled Bottom of the Ramp in 2014 focusing on the Ashland and Cherryland communities.
JoAnn is a native of San Leandro and Hayward. JoAnn has lived in the Washington Manor area of San Leandro for 32 years where she raised her 4 children who attended local schools. She has served as a community leader and representative working with elected officials, local school districts, as well as local sports and community organizations.