Since 2014 when Jan joined Ponaman, she has progressed from her role as executive assistant to her current position of Chief Administrative Officer. Following over 21 years in banking and the private, non-profit sector, Jan pursued a career change into the healthcare arena. Her strong organizational skills and focus on details, coupled with her ability to interface with customers, vendors, and staff make her a valuable asset to Ponaman.
Jan’s proficiencies include excellent problem-solving skills, communication and interpersonal relationship expertise, and a positive attitude delivered with a friendly smile. Providing multi-faceted support with scheduling, travel planning, organizational and financial management, event organization, strategic planning, staff and volunteer management ensures that Jan plays an integral role with the Ponaman team.
Originally from the Midwest, after more than 40 years in Arizona, Jan considers herself a natural desert dweller. She holds a Bachelor of Communication Arts/English degree from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois. She has been a certified training coordinator and is experienced with continuous improvement methodologies and Total Quality Management (TQM) processes.
Outside of work, Jan is active with Soroptimist International, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through programs that lead to social and economic empowerment. In addition, she spends as much free time as possible enjoying her eight grandchildren.