Joan Grangenois-Thomas

Media + Training Consultant

Joan brings over 20 years of experience to her position as a Consultant for DG+CO. A former staff member, Joan credits her years at DG+CO for helping her to find her “voice” in matters of social and economic justice, education, and gender equity.

Joan worked on several signature projects during her tenure. She was responsible for monitoring and tracking activities for a major initiative for the Ford Foundation called For An Economy That Works for All. In addition, she organized and presented media and message training road shows for this initiative working with low-wage work activists and advocates around the country. Joan also worked with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education, and her voice was featured in a series of public service announcements for their national radio campaign.

As a solo practitioner, Joan has concentrated her communications skills in her local community. She executed a landscape assessment for CarverCenter, the historically black community center in Port Chester, and garnered national media attention on behalf of community leaders for an African-American cemetery, which over the years, had fallen into disrepair.

When she’s not working to advance important causes, Joan showcases her stellar improvisational abilities, from her years in theatre, to do voiceover work for episodic commercials and infomercials.