"Elections Officer for the Office of the Secretary of the State. Joan is a longstanding leader in the NAACP, currently serving as Second Vice-President of the Connecticut State Conference, and member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Hartford Branch. A leader in voter registration and education, Joan also served as Assistant Registrar of Voters for the City of Hartford.“ 
- Director, DemocracyWorks
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.