“Special friends, family ties and loads of natural beauty – these are some of the reasons that Prince George’s County is great to me.”

Joan Harris is currently Director of Operations at NASCSP. As a membership organization, NASCSP supports and advocates for state administrators of two federal programs, both of which – the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) – address low-income need.

With a Masters in business, she has worked with both nonprofits and for-profits during her long career. For six years, prior to NASCSP, Joan managed Meridian Title Group, a settlement company she co-founded. Before that, she had served in various capacities within the public and private sectors – as an SBA loan officer; as an economic development specialist for a national organization; and as a commercial credit analyst for a major regional bank.

Joan’s volunteer work reflects her love of the fine arts. Service has included seats on the boards of ACTCo, the African Continuum Theater Coalition, and Frederick Douglas Gardens, Inc. She spent three years working on the Art Committee of the annual Georgetown Day School Auction, a significant contributor to this major fund raising activity.