JoAnne graduated from the Mercyhurst PTA program in 1997 and has remained a fixture of the program since that time. She first served as part time lab assistant, becoming full time with additional responsibilities as biology lab supervisor in 2000. She enjoyed her role serving both departments until transitioning to full-time with the PTA program in 2012. She also works per diem as a PTA in a rehabilitation setting. JoAnne is an active member of the professional association, and served as secretary for the PTA Special Interest Group of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association from 2007-2009.