Village Network – Meet Joanne Martin Braun

Joanne Martin Braun is the new Membership and Volunteer Manager for Village Network of Petaluma. Martin Braun is passionate about community building and sees the Village Network as an exceptional model for strengthening a sense of belonging in our community.
“I have followed the national expansion of the Village movement and its special magic of connection, service, information sharing and enjoyment,” says Martin Braun. “It’s exciting to enjoy community and support one another in aging in our own homes.”
Joanne received her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. In her previous position as Executive Director for Northern California Shambhala, she oversaw 10 centers and groups that were run with volunteer staff. She worked for 25 years as a teacher and organizational consultant in the areas of mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, money emotions, and work/life balance. She lives in Sonoma with her husband Lou.
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