About JoAnn Kerschner

Who We Are

JoAnn Kerschner, Executive Director of Shattered Canvas, is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and professional nurse with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Psychology.

She continues to battle the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, depression­­­­, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety, insurance coverage, medications, and the stigma of mental health in our society.

Shattered Canvas will successfully increase awareness of needs, resources, and education to survivors and the community because of her experience, passion, commitment, knowledge and understanding of the impact to survivors, families and communities.

The utilization of personal experience, healthcare knowledge and community partnerships with mental health providers and experts will provide survivors and communities a shared vision of healing.

Shattered Canvas will be a collaborative community partner in promoting advocacy and creating innovative programs and events that are needed in the prevention of childhood sexual abuse.


JoAnn is a member of the following national organizations:

NAMI- National Association of Mental Illness

APA- American Psychological Association

ACA- American Counseling Association

CHADD- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit

Maryland Non-Profits Organization

NAASCA- National Association Adult Survivors of Child Abuse

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