Dr. Joan Pastor
Founding Faculty

Dr. Joan Pastor is president of JPA International, Inc. She acts as a consultant on the "people" aspects of business to corporations and organizations, and has been a professional speaker, trainer, seminar leader, and organizational development specialist for over nineteen years.

Joan has two master's degrees and has practiced extensively as a psychotherapist. She has been a guest on a number of radio and television shows and has hosted her own radio show. Joan is the author of Women's Work and the recipient of numerous awards, including Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association, Outstanding Young Woman of America, and Who's Who in the East and West. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and was elected to the prestigious membership of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 1992.

Joan has over 14 years of experience facilitating groups to determine, define and improve their work procedures and departmental processes, including projects and conferences associated with and involving the highest level of senior officials in our government, our military and other governments. She has worked in partnership with her associates to implement process and quality improvement in organizations around the world. She has facilitated senior management teams in strategic planning, organizational change and implemented self-managed teams throughout organizations.

Finally, Joan has taught facilitation skills and group dynamic skills for over 10 years in many companies and for several universities, including George Mason University, Michigan State University, and San Diego State University. She has given numerous keynotes to associations and organizations around the world reflecting her extensive experience.

Joan's client list includes numerous Fortune 500 corporations and extends for pages. An example of many of the clients who have brought her back again and again include Mattel, Inc., Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coca Cola, Inc., Chevron, USA, Milliken Design Center, IDS/American Express, Airtouch Communications, and Union Bay Sportswear.