Joy Wright

Development Director

Joy Wright headshot

Joy Wright, M Ed, ILDVP builds sustainable support networks, always keeping in mind the big picture of social change.

Joy has 30 years of experience in nonprofits dedicated to creating a more just society, serving as a fundraiser and directing a training program, running a hotline and creating a successful consulting business. She has also published writing on the topics of violence against women and fundraising.

Joy joined HC One as Development Director in early 2019, but first worked with us in the mid-2000s as a consultant on the launch of a community health worker network and developing the 25th anniversary fundraising plan.

At home, Joy nurtures two teenagers, two dogs and native and vegetable gardens. Her creativity is expressed as a storyteller performing at venues around Chicago and her stories can be found in publications from a small feminist magazine to the Huffington Post.

“I do this work because the lives of babies and moms matter. We all need to do our part to give every family the opportunity to have a healthy birth.”