Johannah Ruddy | Director of Development

Johannah has been a development and social profit management professional for 18 years. Throughout her career, she has focused on meaningful work that benefits people living in crisis situations, homelessness, poverty alleviation, access to healthcare and providing opportunities for women and children. She has helped to build capacity for social profits in the Southwest and now is excited to be a part of the work being done with Healing Hands of Joy.  As a wife and a mother of two boys, Johannah knows the power of mothers helping to empower other mothers and the strength of women to change a community. She holds a BA in Political Science and an M. Ed. in Special Education from the University of New Mexico. In 2014 and 2016, Johannah was recognized as a Woman of Influence and a 40 Under Forty Leader by the Albuquerque Business First Journal.