Duncan is a board certified Genetic Counselor with a Master of Science
in Human Genetics. She worked as a Genetic Counselor for 14 years in
various hospitals including: Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, IL,
Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, NY and most recently
at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, CT. She has been a Reiki practitioner
since 1997, became a Reiki Master in September of 2000, and a Karuna Reiki® Master in May of 2008. She is also
an ordained Priest in the order of Melchizidek, an Advanced Level
Integrated Energy Therapist (IET), and a Level III Reconnective Healing® Practitioner.
In addition, JoAnn has worked part time in a Naturopathic
Medical Center providing allergy testing by kinesiology and allergy
desensitization by NAET. JoAnn has also worked at the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, providing
Reiki sessions to outpatients and inpatients receiving conventional
treatment at the center. To read an article about JoAnn's work at the Whittingham Center, click here.
JoAnn is a member
of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP). She is also an affiliate member of the International Center for Reiki Training Membership Association.
In addition to
private Reiki sessions, JoAnn also incorporates Integrated Energy Therapy® and Karuna Reiki®,
which helps heal mental/emotional
issues. Reconnective Healing® and The Reconnection® are offered in individual stand alone sessions. She teaches all levels of Reiki, including Level I, Level
II, and Master Level. JoAnn has taught in Danbury, Ridgefield and surrounding Fairfield County towns for many years. For a current list of classes, descriptions and
schedules, click here.
JoAnn is in her 6th year of her position as the Tools For Schools (TFS) Coordinator for Westport Public Schools. In this role, JoAnn oversees the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Management Program for the district. She coordinates the program for 8 schools assisting them with Green Cleaning protocols and products as well as walkthroughs at each building. JoAnn has lead the district to win a National EPA Excellence Award in 2010. Prior to this, JoAnn was the TFS Coordinator for Ridgefield Public Schools for four years. She also lead Ridgefield to win the National EPA Excellence Award in 2007. She ensures the sustainability of the program as well as provides excellent communication, consistency, education and accountability.
JoAnn is very committed to overall health and wellness and finds that Shaklee provides wonderful green cleaning and household products that are fragrance free. JoAnn is also committed to having a healthy indoor environment with good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and these products help in this arena. To learn more about these products contact JoAnn at 203-438-3050 or go to www.jduncan.myshaklee.com.
JoAnn and Lama Lobsang Palden Rinpoche