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Joanne Herman

Joanne began as a member of the National Board of Regents in September 2005, then joined the Board of Directors in July 2008 and accepted the position of Board Treasurer. As Treasurer, she helped guide Point through the economic downturn until her final term ended in June 2013. Joanne served on the Finance and Pre-Selections Committees.

Joanne retired in 2010 as Financial Controller for Boston-based grant-maker New England Foundation for the Arts, where she was responsible for NEFA’s accounting, financial reporting, benefits administration, and information technology. She was previously Director of Finance for what is now the French Cultural Center of Boston.

Before to coming to the nonprofit world in 1996, Joanne worked as an information technology project manager and consultant for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and Johnson & Johnson.

Before joining the corporate world in 1989, Joanne had been a Certified Public Accountant working with emerging businesses, first as an auditor for what is now PriceWaterhouseCoopers and subsequently as an independent part-time CFO.

Joanne holds a BA in government and economics from Dartmouth College and an MS/MBA from Northeastern University. She is the author of the book "Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not." She lives in the Boston area with her wife, Theresa (Terry) Fallon, is fluent in French, and is an avid bowler.

Point offers mentorship, leadership development and community service training to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students.

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