Joan Fernando

Thrive Tenant & CEP Member

Joan’s working life has been in non-commercial organisations, such as disability, education, the NHS and medical libraries.

Joan has been a Thrive tenant for over 10 years and originally joined the Scrutiny Panel in 2010 before becoming a CEP member in 2015. Joan has a particular interest in social housing with an emphasis on equality and diversity to support and represent the needs of all customers. With a good understanding of Thrive and experience working with a range of people and communities, Joan is committed to helping shape a fair deal for all customers.

A little more about Joan…

I have always had an interest in supporting individuals with disabilities and I am a parent of a severely autistic son who now resides in supported living in London.

I love classical music and I have an interest in politics. For over 10 years until the end of 2019, I worked as a volunteer for Oxfam books & music where I gained lots of knowledge and experience in book valuations. I have supported a number of branches including Rickmansworth where I live, as well as Oxfam Books & Music stores in St Albans and Aylesbury