Joni is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mercyhurst University. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 2015 and went on to complete a PGY-1 pharmacy residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care at the Samuel S. Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albany, New York. Joni then completed a Pharmacist Practice Development Fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in partnership with Gatti Pharmacy.
She currently serves as a Community Practice Development Senior Program Manager within the Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice Center at the School of Pharmacy. Her professional interests include building sustainable pharmacist practices, using patient care data to facilitate pharmacist-prescriber collaboration, implementation science, and advancing patient care in the outpatient setting. Prior to becoming a pharmacist, Joni was a professional dancer. She is an advocate for arts in education and is also a part-time teaching artist at Hill Dance Academy Theatre in Pittsburgh where she teaches dance to children aged 3-18.