Our Staff

Joan Drnek, Professional Development Coach

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Joan has been serving the non-profit sector for 30 years and recently retired as Chief Operating Officer and former Human Resources Director of the Girl Scouts of Lake Erie Council. Her leadership direction provided continued support of the management team, staff and volunteers, to achieve corporate goals. She also served as the point person to work with non-profit attorneys on employment and contract matters.

For Cleveland State University, Joan coordinated continuing education courses and community-based graduate courses. She has conducted trainings and designed promotional materials for diverse audiences, including university continuing education catalogs.

Her educational background includes a JD from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University, and a B.A. from Marquette University.

An adventurer and nature lover, Joan lives life to the fullest. Whether she is traveling, white water boating, or gardening at home, Joan's great passion is her love of the great outdoors. Her authentic, grounded and approachable style along with her depth of knowledge are immediately apparent upon meeting Joan.