Jo has been a part of the JVC team since December, 2015. As the Development Manager she oversees most of the fundraising efforts from the Baltimore headquarters, including annual appeals, grant preparation, and the Send Me to Serve fundraiser (her favorite).
Before bending her path towards fundraising, Jo spent 5 years as a campus minister at Alvernia University in Reading, PA. She then worked with an East African order of missionary priests and brothers called the Apostles of Jesus, coordinating development work and creating a short-term mission program in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. While living in Reading, she served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army of Reading and was a founding member of A Common Heart, an interfaith coalition.
Jo is a proud graduate of St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont (her happy place), where she majored in Religious Studies. She is pretty nuts about her family and it takes very little provocation to talk your ear off about her 11 siblings. She is in constant pursuit of the perfect road trip mix and has seen every movie on the AFI top 100 Films list.