Joanna Lauen is a Senior Program Officer at the Irving Harris Foundation where she leads its grant-making and field leadership in reproductive health, rights and justice by identifying opportunities to advance the Foundation’s broad interest in achieving more equitable outcomes for children and families. She has worked for the Foundation since 2000 and manages a portfolio of grants in a variety of strategy areas including: advocacy and public policy, leadership development and training, grassroots organizing and cross-movement building, and state based capacity building. In her tenure at IHF she spearheaded the Foundation’s shift to a justice framework in its reproductive health and rights portfolio, redirecting the bulk of its investments in this area toward organizations and initiatives led by and for communities most affected by reproductive oppression. She is a past co-chair of FRE’s Women of Color Working Group. Joanna received a Master’s in Public Policy with a focus on child and family policy from the University of Chicago in 1997. Prior to her position at the Irving Harris Foundation, Joanna was a Policy Analyst for the San Francisco Department of Human Services where she worked on a range of issues including child welfare, housing and homelessness and early education.