Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson
Joanne brings training and experience in medicine, international development and technology to her role within the HIV and digital health portfolios of Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Corporate Contributions. She served as a medical doctor in Cape Town before reading for an MPhil in Development Studies as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. During four years with Google.org in Mountain View, California she gained experience in corporate philanthropy, grants management, and product development, managing a ~$19MM portfolio of grants in health and education. In 2011 she returned to South Africa as the in-country consultant for the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), a public-private partnership between USAID, Johnson & Johnson, the UN Foundation and BabyCenter to use mobile technology to deliver vital health messages to new and expectant mothers. She supported the South African implementing consortium as they conceptualised and developed the MAMA mobile service – since incorporated into MomConnect, a flagship National Department of Health program serving over 750,000 mothers. In 2013 she became MAMA's Deputy Director, working on strategy, planning and operations, as well as serving as the primary liaison to the country teams in South Africa, Bangladesh and India. She joined Johnson & Johnson in 2015 and is based in Cape Town.