Joanne Fuller comes to criminal justice reform with over 30 years of social service, criminal justice and health care system leadership. Ms. Fuller started her career working with local not-for-profit organizations including community mental health clinics and domestic violence shelters. She came to Multnomah County, Oregon in 1988 to create one of the country’s first programs for women in jail. During her 29 years at Multnomah County, Ms. Fuller served as the director of three departments: Community Justice, Human Services and Health and served as the Chief Operations Officer for the County. She lead Juvenile Justice Detention reform, implementation of evidence-based practices in probation, pre-trial and parole, innovations in mental health services for people in the criminal justice system, and implementation of Oregon’s health care transformation in the jail, mental health programs and clinics. She works with judges, county commissioners, sheriffs, police chiefs, district attorneys, non-profit leaders and other senior leaders to implement system wide reform in juvenile and adult criminal justice and mental health. Ms. Fuller has a passion for equity and social justice and worked on both issues at Multnomah County and in her community.
Ms. Fuller has an MSW with a specialization in organizational leadership and deep experience in organizational development. In 2006, she received the Probation Executive of the Year award from the National Association of Probation and Parole Executives. Ms. Fuller currently sits on the board of CareOregon, one of Oregon’s largest and most innovative Medicaid Coordinated Care Organizations.