Employer: Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Joan Perry is a retired nurse who serves as director of volunteers for Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Many volunteers seek out her programs and department. Perry has also introduced the medical field to many future health care providers who participated in the Scrubs Healthcare Mentoring Program, which she created at Roper St. Francis. The program gives students opportunities to shadow professionals, and it has expanded into a summer camp, evening career sessions and individualized mentoring programs. Scrubs campers earn CPR and first-aid certificates, while older campers work with health care professionals.
Perry also participates in the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk and helps connect volunteers with opportunities in the community.