Jo-Ann has been a LWV member since 1988 and a member of the Acton Area LWV since 1993. She co-chaired the After-School Child Care study (93-94), has held many and varied local board leadership and steering committee positions. On the state level, Jo-Ann served as a LWVMA Director and Scharfman Fund Trustee (07-09), was a member of the LWVMA Citizen Education Committee, and has been moderating candidate and issue forums for local and state offices since 2006. She has been a leader and guide in developing and teaching moderator training programs for local Leagues. In 2000, Jo-Ann took a break from LWV leadership and served two terms on the Acton School Committee. In 2015, she received the ‘Above and Beyond’ Award from the LWVMA for her voter service and moderator work. Jo-Ann has degrees from Boston University and Simmons College and has been teaching high school English / Special Education for the Justice Resource Institute since 2013.