Joyce brings her financial and business systems expertise as well as her big heart to MGRC, serving as board treasurer. Since 2003 she has worked as chief financial officer for GrowthPoint, a boutique firm in Clarkston, Michigan, founded by her husband, Bruce. The Hammonds share a commitment to transparency in MGRC’s financial operations. No money goes to executive compensation because the work is all volunteer.

Joyce also is a mother and grandmother. Through years of volunteer tutoring and coaching junior varsity tennis, she knows the difference adult support can make in opening doors of opportunity to young people. Joyce wants to help the Maasai girls achieve their educational goals and learn critical life skills through the development of the ecoVillage and farm. “Being involved in MGRC is an honor and a privilege,” she said.