JoAna Brooks

Consultant, J Brooks Consulting
Chico, CA, United States

About JoAna


I have been working in the non-profit industry for 17 years, both as an Executive Director and a consultant.

I'm passionate about

art, travel, helping non-profits grow.

Talk to me about

Art, relationships, nature, kids and family, and travel.

People don't know I'm good at

Creating sculptures.

My TED story

A friend introduced me to TED about 5 years ago. One of my favorite talks is Elizabeth Gilbert's, Nurturing Creativity. Since then I have introduced friends and family members to TED including my 5 year old son and 8 year old daughter, who both have invented their own "TED talk"s and hope one day to do a real one. Recently, I worked with the TEDx team on grant development and I am currently the co-organizer for TEDxChico scheduled to happen in October 2012.