Joanne is President of Rising Stars LLC, a professional certified coach, speaker, facilitator and management consultant who works with high performing diverse, healthcare leaders and physicians that want to grow their career and their organization. Joanne has over 15 years of healthcare experience. Joanne develops leaders for healthcare’s changing landscape. She served four years on the Arizona Healthcare Executives Board. Joanne was Director, Talent and Organizational Effectiveness, for a large healthcare organization for over seven years. Her responsibilities included coaching, leadership development, change management, organizational development, and serving on the Administrative Team for three hospitals.
Joanne has extensive knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of many types of healthcare organizations. She served as the change agent responsible for the opening of a new hospital while closing the existing hospital the same day and moving and training 1,000 clinical and nonclinical staff. She provides executive and leadership coaching for high potential leaders and physicians. She played an integral role in creating and piloting the New Leader Experience, and helped roll out Performance Management and Talent Management programs. Joanne designs and delivers results, generating impactful training on many leadership topics. Joanne created a unique change agent certification program that developed more than 200 confident, capable leaders who drive the necessary changes in today’s health care environment.
Prior to joining healthcare, Joanne’s B.S. in Production Operations Management and her M.B.A. were utilized in operations roles in Supply Chain Management as well as running programs that assisted Small, Minority and Woman Owned businesses in winning government and contractor contracts. Her efforts enabled Arizona businesses to win more than $113 million in contracts in a three year period.
Joanne co-authored The Big Book of Team Coaching Games, published by McGraw Hill in 2014, and a book chapter titled, “Developing a Change-Ready Organization: Building Internal Capacity for Change,” which was published in Organizational Development in Health Care: High Impact Practices for a Complex and Changing Environment in 2011.
Joanne has delivered thousands of high content, high energy presentations, workshops and retreats nationally on a variety of leadership topics. Joanne has served over 200 clients including Abrazo Healthcare, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, American Case Management Association, Banner Health, Crisis Response Network, IPC Healthcare, Medavie Blue Cross, Mednax, PolyPeptide Laboratories, UC Davis School of Medicine and UnitedHealthcare Group, as well as countless other providers and payers.
Joanne’s awards include:
Additionally, Joanne volunteers with ICouldBe.org and the Sierra Club Arizona Energy Committee.