Joan Wright is Executive Director for Childcare Resources, a nonprofit United Way of Central Alabama partner child care resource and referral (CCR&R) agency. Under her leadership the agency achieved National Quality Assurance for best practices from Child Care Aware of America. The agency is also authorized to offer Continuing Education Units through the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Her career before delving into the early childhood arena consisted of almost 20 years creating and managing innovative fitness and recreation programs for people with and without disabilities.
In 2012 Joan was awarded the Nonprofit CEO of the Year Award by the Birmingham Business Journal.
She is a graduate of Spring Hill College and has completed two leadership development programs: MOMENTUM, a women’s leadership development program and Leadership Birmingham.
Joan is married and has two daughters.