Joanne Gouaux, Acting Board Chair, is a Social Entrepreneur and advisor to groups on a mission to create large-scale, systemic and sustainable social change through a combination of new inventions and approaches, applying known scientific technologies, laws, evidence-based practices and strategies aimed at increasing literacy among disadvantaged children and families.  She is actively involved in groups collaborating to create solutions to vital public policy issues.  Joanne received a B.A. in Organizational Communication from California State University, Stanislaus.