After her husband, Gordon was diagnosed, she discovered fighting cancer comes with a steep learning curve. Despite her background as a research analyst she didn't discover how to effectively fight the disease until it was too late for Gordon. But Joni wants you to benefit from her learning curve. That’s why she authored three books that chronicle her experiences with the disease. Joni knows what patients and caregivers need to hear and she knows how they need to hear it. She explains cancer care without using medical jargon.
She is dedicated to cancer care research and she is well connected in the cancer community. Joni has worked to build key relationships with cancer care organizations across America. She recently attended the Cancer Survivorship for Clinicians: Helping Survivors Live Well Beyond Cancer seminar at Harvard University’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is a member of CDC North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Program, CDC South Carolina Cancer Alliance, and CDC Florida.