Retiring after thirty years working with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC (USA) and Geneva Switzerland, Joy turned her Management and Human Resources experience toward the Charity Sector.
Initially working with Friends of Russian Children and later, Children’s Fire and Burn Trust, Joy was first introduced to the pain and suffering endured by those surviving a burn injury.
During this time Joy met Polly Miller, now Brooks, who had recently returned to the UK after recovering from her serious injuries and burns received in the Bali bombings.
Polly was looking for support for adult burn survivorsbut no such organisation existed, so she subsequently developed Dan’s Fund for Burns (DFFB) to fill this gap and, once it was established, invited Joy to come on board to assist.
Joy joined DFFB in 2006, helping Polly to build the now very well established UK-wide adult support network.
Although again Joy retired in 2020, she remains a passionate advocate of the ongoing work and support of Dan’s Fund for Burns in “being there” for all adult UK Burn Survivors.