About Joanne

Joanne Simon-Walters is a dynamic speaker, author, and HR and leadership professional with 20 years of progressive management experience in multiple industries including education, information technology, and financial services.


Joanne currently works in an HR leadership role for a healthcare consulting company in the Caribbean.  Joanne is currently pursuing her PhD in Creative Leadership for Innovation and Change at the University of the Virgin Islands. Joanne previously earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in technology management and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance.  Joanne is Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certified, a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a certified Crucial Conversations trainer, a certified Prosci Change Management Practitioner, and is a trained paralegal specializing in employment law.


Joanne is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.  When Joanne is not working she is spending time with her husband and 9 and 5 year old children on her favorite Caribbean beaches in her birthplace of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and her parents native country, Antigua, West Indies.