Joann was born and raised in Hazard, Kentucky. She graduated from Hazard Community College receiving her Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She received her Bachelor’s in Radiologic technology from Morehead State University. She then went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Eastern Kentucky University and later received her Masters of Science and graduated from Chamberlain College of Nursing as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Joann is focused on the caring aspect of her patients and spending time with her family.