Joanne Pasternack is a dynamic and visionary philanthropic impact strategist who, over the past two decades, has galvanized community engagement with internationally recognized brands including the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, ServiceNow, City of Mountain View, and Special Olympics.
As the President + CEO of Oliver+Rose, Joanne works with professional athletes, legends, entertainers, philanthropists, corporate executives and high net worth individuals to amplify their impact to inspire change around their areas of passion, commitment and expertise. Through this role, she co-founded and serves as the President & CEO of Athletes’ Voices, launched in collaboration with Harvard University and co-facilitated by The Doug Williams Center and a consortium of the athletic conferences comprising 45 HBCUs.
Joanne spent twelve seasons leading philanthropic efforts for professional sports franchises in the NBA and NFL, most recently serving as the Vice President of Community Relations for the Golden State Warriors and the Executive Director of the Warriors Community Foundation. Previously, Joanne was the Vice President and Executive Director of Community Relations and 49ers Foundation for the San Francisco 49ers. She also served as the Executive Director of the Golden Heart Fund, providing a lifeline to 49ers alumni in need of financial, medical, physiological or emotional support.
Joanne holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a JD from Santa Clara University, and completed the Executives in Non-Profit Leadership program at Stanford GSB. She is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, the University of San Francisco, and the SEIC program.
Joanne lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her family, including Kira (15) (the current U-17 National Champion for USA Modern Pentathlon!); Reid (13) (Lacrosse, Soccer, Flag Football competitor!); and Bernedoodle Wesley. She serves on the nonprofit boards of Special Olympics of Northern California/Nevada, Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI), Positive Coaching Alliance, SPKN, Wender Weis, and Beyond Sport and the corporate boards of the Women's National Football Conference (WNFC), iSport360, SeventySix Sports Advisory, Applied Silver, Change and GeniusApp. She was elected to the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee USA Artistic Swimming Board in 2020. Joanne is a vocal advocate for gender parity, abilities inclusion, LGBTQIA+, leadership for girls, and, in memory of her father, Bruce Pasternack, research around younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease - https://www.bapfamilyfund.org.