Joan P DeHovitz
Joan P. DeHovitz was born in St. Louis, MO and moved to Palo Alto, CA as a young child. Eventually, her family moved to San Francisco, CA, where she attended Lowell High School. Major interests included theater, singing, modeling and most academic areas.
After completing high school, Joan enrolled at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) but transferred to University of California, Berkeley (Cal), where she received a B.A. Degree in Mass Communications in 1983.
In 1984 she accepted a position at the Bank of America in San Francisco, and resigned her position in 1989, before the birth of her first child. During the 90’s, Joan and her husband had a total of four children (two boys, two girls) in 1990, 1991, 1994 and 1997. Joan managed a busy household and was involved in all aspects of her children’s lives – academic, artistic, athletic, social and religious. As a result, from 1997 to 2008, she was a parent volunteer.
Starting in 2008, Joan acted as a parent representative in various capacities at the Branson School in Ross, CA, including organizing a wide range of functions for up to 250 people.
In 2011, Joan Pauline DeHovitz began serving as a board member at the Community Health Resource Center (CHRC) at the California Pacific Medical Center. Her work has included numerous committee assignments, as well as serving a term as the development chair.