After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Eastern Illinois University, Joanna put her degree to use during a 13-year accounting career, working for both public and private companies. She enjoyed working with clients in a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, service, not-for-profit, and government, gaining experience and insight from companies like Nicor Gas, State Street Financial Group, H&R Block, The Morey Corporation, and Blackman Kallick (now Plante Moran).

Joanna joins Lee Mandel & Associates from The Morey Corporation, where she was a Senior Accountant. While working at The Morey Corporation, Joanna incorporated an Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual to provide departmental support for performing all accounting functions and assist with cross-training among staff and between departments. Joanna has extensive experience working on streamlining processes to maximize efficiency and profitability for businesses, as well as financial statement analysis.

Joanna and her husband are kept very active by spending time with their three children and attending to all of their sporting and school activities.