Pioneer Network Welcomes New Director of Education

Pioneer Network is pleased to welcome Joan Devine next week as our new Director of Education.  No stranger to us, Joan has long been a member of the Pioneer Network extended family!  She currently serves as Board President of MC5 (Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change), the state’s culture change coalition.  She has also been a frequent speaker at our conferences, in addition to the fearless leader of our group of dedicated onsite volunteers.

Joan has over 20 years of experience in leadership positions in senior services, supporting the clinical departments of Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living communities in Missouri and Illinois.  Her work has been devoted to preparing and equipping administrators and other care leaders to transform their homes and embrace resident directed care.

Joan holds a B.A. in Music Education/Music Therapy, a B.S. in Nursing and a Masters in Management.  She is also author of the book “Word of the Week:  Creating a Culture Change Dictionary” and is a certified Eden Educator and Mentor.