JoAnne Marshall was born in Philadelphia and raised in North
Carolina. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a
B.S. in Speech Pathology and Education, followed by a M.S. in
Speech Pathology and Audiology and continuing with graduate courses
from the University of Virginia.
Her professional experience between l990 and 2001 encompasses
multiple diverse areas including positions as speech and hearing
supervisor at the Industrial School for Crippled Children in Boston
and preschool speech and language therapist in the Westwood Public
Schools, where she instituted a mandatory parent participation
program. Her agenda included tutoring and speech therapy at the
Charles River Workshop in Needham.
JoAnne was also the business owner of Gourmet Cuisine, Inc. in
Weston, where she developed all phases necessary for the startup of
a business and grew this business from gourmet dinners to
large-scale events. During this period, she was also office manager
at New England Center for Plastic Surgery in Needham, where she
handled multifaceted duties. Presently, she is a consultant in
doctors' offices to help them establish or reestablish their
Volunteerism plays a large part in JoAnne's life. She is a
member of the Event Committee of the Boston Ballet, which oversees
the coordination of principal components in major fundraising
events. Her connection with Dana-Farber started in 2001 by creating
and implementing, with Friends member Connie Lacaillade, the idea
of patient gift bags for chemotherapy infusion patients. She has
chaired Holiday Decorations and served on the Gala, Great Chefs,
and Holiday Hospitality Committees.
JoAnne has two sons. It is amazing that she has time to
participate on a tennis team, play golf, take bridge lessons, read
avidly and be recognized as a competent cook.
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