Joanne is a labor representative and attorney with over twenty years of government human resources management and labor relations experience working for the state and several counties, cities, and special districts in California as a human resources manager, consultant, and legal advisor at the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).     Her experience includes grievance and discipline administration and  all components of the collective bargaining process, including impasse and mediation.  She also is an experienced trainer with a unique approach to teaching.

Her extensive labor relations experience on both sides of the bargaining table has earned her a reputation as a passionate, no-nonsense, strong advocate for those she represents.  Her integrity and dedication to her work and clients has garnered the respect of those with whom she negotiates.


Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz

Master of Arts, English Literature, University of California, Riverside

Juris Doctorate, Humphreys School of Law, Stockton


Joanne is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of California and the Eastern District Courts of California.