Joanna Sansoterra is an integral member of San Diego’s veteran community bringing with her nearly three decades of visionary leadership, organizing, and recruiting experience to San Diego, home of the nations’ largest concentration of military personnel.
She joined Onward to Opportunity under the IVMF at Syracuse University in 2017. She was instrumental in laying the groundwork for O2O within Navy Region Southwest creating partnerships and alliances with the Navy and San Diego veteran’s community.
Prior to joining O2O, Joanna served for 33 years in the Air Force. She currently serves on the board of Warriors Live On which provides an integrative healing process for post 9/11 combat veterans who are battling PTDS/MST.
Joanna was inducted into the San Diego LGBT Center’s Benjamin F. Dillingham, III and Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor recognizing LGBT veterans with ties to San Diego who have taken the oath to serve our country and have done so honorably and with distinction, acting as a role model in advancing equality.
She is currently working on her Masters in Nonprofit Leadership & Management at the University of San Diego.