Joyce Warner is Executive Vice President for Global Programs at IREX. In this role she overseas IREX's Global Programs Group, which includes the Communities & Governance, Education, Leadership, Media & Information, and Youth practices. As Executive Vice President she ensures that the design and implementation of IREX's programs achieve the greatest possible impact and advance IREX's mission and strategy. The Global Programs Group currently has over 300 employees and programming in 100 countries.
Prior to this, Joyce served as Director, Vice President, and Senior Vice President overseeing IREX's education programs and operational functions including global human resources, security, facilities, administration, and legal support. During her tenure, IREX's education programs grew an average of 14% each year as she developed a number of public and privately supported initiatives to improve secondary education in the US and around the world, strengthen management of global higher education institutions, and strengthen leadership development for youth and public- and private-sector professionals.
Joyce is a board member of IREX’s sister organization IREX/Europe based in France and also serves as the Board Chair of the William E. Doar Junior Public Charter School for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
Previously, Joyce’s experience included serving as Deputy Director of a US–Ukraine Foundation's community development and local government project; as a Program Manager at Wellstart International, working in the area of global maternal and child health protection; and as a Program Officer working on IREX’s civil society and higher education programs. Joyce has taught at the primary-school level overseas and received her secondary school Certificate of Qualification from New York State. She received her BA from SUNY at Stony Brook, her MA from American University, and her MBA from Virginia Tech. She also holds both the Certified Association Executive (CAE) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designations.