Bio

Joan Timoney is Senior Director of Advocacy and External Relations for the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives and protect the rights of women, children, and youth displaced by conflict and crises. Prior to joining the WRC, Timoney was Vice President for Programs at the Partnership for Public Service, and also worked for a number of years on Capitol Hill. She volunteered with the Peace Corps in Senegal, and later served as the Peace Corps’ Director of Congressional Relations, Director of the Crisis Corps program, and as the agency’s Chief of Staff. Timoney is a graduate of The George Washington University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.