Joan is married and has two children. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Georgetown University School of Nursing. She received her Master of Science degree in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Georgetown University. She is nationally certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Wisconsin Nurses Association and the Metro Milwaukee Nurse Practitioners Association.
She enjoys running, reading, and traveling.