Joy Brand-Richardson

Joy Brand-Richardson (she/her) is Vice President of Professional Development at JCC Association. A leader and innovator in the JCC field for over 30 years, Joy develops and delivers in person and virtual professional training seminars across the US and Canada. Joy is the director of cohort learning programs which focus on leadership enrichment and advancement for high potential staff, thus, building the pipeline of strong professionals in the Jewish Community. Additionally, Joy is the co-creator of the Talent Management Program, an assessment tool providing valuable information to over 450 individuals as they expand their professional skills. As a keynote speaker, workshop leader, career coach and consultant Joy has trained thousands of Jewish Communal professionals and guided numerous JCCs in improving work place culture. She has written published works on the topics of workplace conflict resolution, customer service excellence, relationship building and succession management.

Joy holds a Master’s Degree and has completed additional course work in communications, personnel management and career coaching. She is a proud recipient of the JCC Association Graduate Scholarship, a program she is responsible for overseeing. Joy is the proud parent of Mike Brand, a human rights advocate. When Joy is not busy connecting and networking with Jewish professionals she enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling with her wife Donna and their two dogs Journey and Fenway.