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JoAnn Ellis

JoAnn Ellis

Executive Assistant

JoAnn Ellis is the executive assistant to Penelope McPhee, President and Director of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

Prior to joining The Blank Family Foundation in 2006, JoAnn spent 13 years at Delta Airlines, including seven years up in the air as a flight attendant.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, JoAnn graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations/Spanish. She was a student-athlete, attending on scholarship to play field hockey and lacrosse.

A mother and grandmother, JoAnn loves to cook and has formed an off-the-field player development program for high schools in Trinidad.

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