Joy Stanford is WCV’s Political Director. Known as “Ms. Joy” by students in her community, she is a mother, housing and health care advocate, and, prior to joining WCV, a substitute teacher in the West Sound (Gig Harbor) region where she has lived for over twenty years. She is a fierce activist for women, children, education, homelessness, housing, health-care, equity and diversity. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Business Administration and currently sits on a number of boards and advisory councils. Joy loves a good red wine, scrapbooking with friends and fly fishing in her spare time.