Joan P.

Master's DegreeAmerican University

United States


Certified association management executive with over sixteen years of experience working with associations on short term USAID capacity building projects in developing countries. Skilled at developing programs to foster membership growth, and new fee-for-service products to improve association financial sustainability. Experienced in advocacy training, and bringing private and public stakeholders together to address industry concerns. Demonstrated ability to make recommendations on developing statutes and bylaws of newly formed associations. Experienced in capacity building of associations representing diverse value chains, including agribusiness, micro-finance, tourism, information technology, and transportation. USAID contracts included short-term consulting in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kenya, Senegal and Morocco (French language skills required), Uganda, Mongolia, Kosovo, Jordan and Romania. Experienced in providing multi-faceted technical training to Chambers of Commerce and newly forming associations, advising on organizational and human resource best practices, and Administrative Policy. Expert in assessing NGO internal strengths and weaknesses. Demonstrated ability as hands-on trainer in the areas of financial management, membership development, marketing, good governance, advocacy and strategic planning. Experienced as an effective workshop presenter, with high level of cross-cultural sensitivity. Author of workshop manuals. Fluent in French.


  • associations
  • cooperatives / associations / farms
  • development
  • market research
  • events / training
  • united states
  • kosovo
  • senegal
  • romania
  • morocco
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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