Dr. Schoenhals emigrated from Canada in the early 1980s for graduate study in counseling psychology at Ohio State University. Dr. Schoenhals worked full-time with VISIONS from 1987-2010. She served on the Management Team as Associate Director of Programs, and as a lead consultant for many projects with a variety of clients from the private and public sectors. She was Project Director for ACCESS: A Multicultural Approach to End of Life Care.Since 2010, Joan has continued in her capacity as a Senior Consultant for VISIONS,Inc. A skilled facilitator, she has focused on Train-the-Trainer programs in university settings, as well as internal talent development within VISIONS. She also provides consultation and training to local governments and in corporate settings. In addition to helping others see nuances of difference from a North American, non-United States perspective, she brings her life experience as a white lesbian woman to her anti-racism work.