Joanne Williams is a journalist and free-lance writer, beginning as a reporter at the Tallahassee Democrat in 1959. A former senior editor and award-winning writer with the Marin County, CA alternative weekly, The Pacific Sun, her journalistic credits include two first place awards in the 1970's from the San Francisco Press Club. She has been a contributing correspondent to Marin's Independent Journal and is currently a free-lance writer with a creative services agency. She has served as a board member on other nonprofit organizations in Marin.