Vice President, Western Region
2013 – Present
Joanna Ballantine is the Vice President for the Western Region. The Western region contains some of the state’s most iconic properties including Steven’s Coolidge Place, the Old Manse, Fruitlands Museum, Powisset and Chestnut Hill Farms, Farandnear, Doyle, Tully Lake Campground, Naumkeag, Notchview, Field Farm, Monument Mountain and Bartholomew’s Cobble; a national natural landmark. In total the Western region encompasses over 50 iconic and scenic properties from mountains to farms to public gardens including remarkable collections and historic houses.
Joanna’s role is to oversee the stewardship, business and enterprise performance, engagement and visitor services and field operations for the Western region. Joanna serves as the internal and external leader for The Trustees’ throughout the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, Central MA, Charles River Valley and Andover regions of Massachusetts. These properties serve thousands of visitors and generate significant revenue that help support the overall mission of The Trustees. Since joining The Trustees, Joanna has been working to expand the organization’s mission and impact in the Western region, using its many iconic, natural, agricultural and cultural properties as platforms to engage new members, visitors, and supporters.
Prior to joining The Trustees in 2013, Joanna was a consultant with Richard Levin & Associates and established its Non-Profit Consulting Division. Joanna served as the Executive Director of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) based in western Massachusetts for over a decade leading the expansion of the HGF from a regional to a global foundation with initiatives focused on engagement of youth and families. Joanna holds an MSW from University of Maryland, an MA from Baltimore Hebrew University in Middle East Studies, and a BA from Hampshire College. Joanna currently serves on the Board of the Brookfield Farm and lives in Amherst with her husband Clay and two teenage children.