JoAnn Ford grew up in Richmond, the oldest of five children. Attending school in the West Contra Costa Unified School District, she graduated from Sierra Adult School and also attended Contra Costa Community College. JoAnn is the proud mother of six wonderful children. JoAnn began as an intern in February 2012, serving with BBK ever since, because she wants to see positive changes in the community she loves and cares about. For her dedicated service and work in the Iron Triangle, JoAnn has received several awards, including an award from the City of Richmond. JoAnn enjoys camping, swimming, walking and spending time with her family.