Senior Policy Analyst
(206) 628-4608 x13
Joan is the Senior Policy Analyst with the Washington Council for Behavioral Health focusing primarily on issues related to the Involuntary Treatment Act and forensic mental health, children’s behavioral health, mental health parity, workforce development, and health system reform in Washington State. She previously worked as nonpartisan counsel for the Washington Senate’s Human Services & Corrections Committee. Joan received a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law where she earned her JD degree and served as the Law Review’s Editor-in-Chief. Joan enjoys warm PNW summers, exploring new cities, and trying new restaurants.