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About Joanne 

Joanne is a non-profit consultant and leadership coach with over thirty-five years’ experience in Maine’s political and non-profit sectors.  Through her current enterprise, JD'A Consulting & Coaching, she provides coaching and mentoring to social justice entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders, as well as customized Board Governance Training to nonprofit 501(C)(3) and (C)(4) organizations.

Since 2006, D’Arcangelo has advised dozens of clients in public policy development and advocacy, as well as donor advising and philanthropic planning, leveraging over two decades in the State House as a staff leader and non-profit advocate.  Recent clients have included Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Equality Maine, Waterman’s Community Center, Legal Services for the Elderly, Wyoming Civic Engagement Network, York County Shelter Program, Inc., Viles Arboretum, and the John T. Gorman Foundation.

Prior to her consulting business, she served as Chief of Staff for Maine’s House Majority Leaders and the Speaker of the House; V.P. for Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England; Director of Advocacy for Maine Family Planning; Executive Director of the Maine Justice Foundation; and as lobbyist for the Maine Women's Lobby.

D’Arcangelo is the recipient of a number of awards for her work in political action and on behalf of social justice, including induction to the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame in 2020; the Maine Women’s Lobby 40th Anniversary Honoree; Maine Family Planning’s Huber Award, the Maine Women’s Policy Center Leadership Award, Portland YWCA’s Woman of Achievement Award; the Maine Civil Liberties Union’s Roger Baldwin Award; and the Maine Women’s Fund Annual Recognition Award.

Joanne lives in Portland and has an M.A. in English from the University of Maine and B.A. from Fitchburg State University. Joanne is a certified Meyers-Briggs trainer, providing MBTI assessment to individuals, teams, and partnerships; has a certificate in Mediation and training in Executive Coaching from USM’s Professional Development Program; and is certified in Result-Based Facilitation.

She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and on the Advisory Council of the Community Organizing Alliance.  

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