Joan Grangenois-Thomas is a seasoned communications professional who brings her extensive communications experience working with community groups, non-profit organizations, individuals and social enterprises to every project she executes. Finding the right marketing opportunities that meet her clients’ goals is a challenge she enjoys. Joan spent 10 years as a contract facilitator with the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute. There, she presented anti-bias training to school children, faculty and staff. Joan has brought that learning to her own community through the many organizations she’s been involved with including as president of the Port Chester/Rye N.A.A.C.P. In 2015, Joan founded Read, Talk, Act, an Interfaith, Social Justice Book Club, after the horrific attack on churchgoers at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC. The goal of the club is reading to gain understanding of the many ways racism and discrimination have taken root. As a result of her efforts, Joan is sought after to bring her brand of bias awareness to groups around Westchester County. She is excited to bring these experiences to bear on behalf of Journeys 2 Change.