Joy Vermillion Heinsohn

Joy is the assistant director for the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. In this position Joy is responsible for the Foundation’s work in its Strengthening Democracy focus area and works on special projects across the Foundation’s five focus areas. She has served on the Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University, the Board of the Environmental Grantmakers Association, and was a founding member of the boards of the NC Network of Grantmakers, NC Center for Afterschool Programs, and NC Civic Education Consortium.

Joy received a bachelor’s degree in Politics from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The Kennedy School named her a Lucius N. Littauer Fellow for her academic achievement and contributions. Joy is a native of North Carolina.