Joan Ward

Joan Ward joined Ready for School, Ready for Life as Vice President of Finance and Administration in May 2023.

Joan was born and raised in North Carolina and is no stranger to the Triad Area. After graduating from Appalachian State, Joan moved to Greensboro with her husband Galen, and pursued a master’s in accounting from UNCG. Joan has worked most of her professional career in non-profits, including Samaritan’s Purse, Wake Forest Baptist Health, and most recently, Senior Services of Winston-Salem.

Both Joan and Galen are CPAs but do take time to enjoy the great outdoors with a leisurely hike or a day on the lake. They have three northern dogs – Angel & Diamond (huskies), who are sisters and never leave each other’s sides, and Enu, a 125 lb. Alaskan malamute who thinks he is a lap dog.

Joan is excited to join the Ready Ready team and to re-establish her roots in Greensboro.