President, Board of Trustees
Joanna and her family have deep roots within the South Jersey Jewish community. Raised in Cherry Hill, the JCC and Beth El synagogue were and continue to be a big part of her life. She has always been passionate about helping others, righting wrongs, and uplifting her community. She was recently ask to be the Kellman Brown Academy board president, a board on which she has served for several years.
Joanna volunteers for the JFCS patient advocacy program, Patient Partners, and the JFCS Advisory Council. She sits on the University of the Sciences Samson College of Health Sciences board of visitors and has co-chaired campaigns for Virtua Health System.
As Executive Director of The Marvin Samson Foundation, she is involved in fostering relationships with organizations that are making advancements in science, healthcare, technology, education, and the sustainment of Jewish culture. She is proud to continue her parents' values of tikkun olam that they instilled in her as a child. Joanna lives in Voorhees with her husband, Brett, and her children, Blake and Marley.