Joan founded Atlantic Hearing Care in 2007 upon her extensive experience from over 30 years of providing and managing hearing healthcare services. Joan received her Doctorate in Audiology from Salus University in 2004, her M.A. in Audiology from the University of Connecticut in 1980 and her B.S. in Speech and Hearing from Northeastern University in 1978. She has a special interest in cochlear implants and is certified in the Cognihear Program. She is a Board Member of the Entheos Audiology Cooperative, a professional organization supporting independent private practices who maintain best practices and provide humanitarian hearing services. She is a member of the Marblehead Harbor Rotary Club and Past President of the Swampscott Rotary Club. She is also the Co-chair of the Health and Community Services Committee for the Swampscott for All Ages Initiative. She is a founding Board Member of the Seaglass Village, a community organization helping older adults remain independent and engaged as they age in their homes. She is a past Board Member of the Massachusetts Academy of Audiology and founding Advisor to the Rotary ElderAct Club of Swampscott and Marblehead.
Recognizing a need to help those without the resources for hearing aids, Joan created the North Shore Hearing Foundation in 2017. This non-profit affiliate of Atlantic Hearing Care provides hearing aids and services to income eligible adults and children. Joan is passionate about providing the best possible hearing solutions and services to children and adults and feels fortunate every day to work with a wonderful group of patients and their families, as well as her team at Atlantic Hearing Care.