“JoAnn was the coordinator of Parish Healthcare Ministry and active with the Stephen Ministry (assisting church members in “life’s storms”) and many other activities at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and in the wider community. She was and is caring, sensitive, thoughtful and persistent without being overbearing. She is trust-worthy with confidential information. When responsibilities were assigned to JoAnn she not only completed the task, she completed the task as a medical professional and with a human touch. It would be my privilege if we were to every work together again.”

-William Nirote, Worship Leader, Preacher, Presider for Sacraments at Pulpit Supply for UCC/ELCA




“JoAnn is a very skilled facilitator of open discussions and communication in order to promote growth and change within the person she leads which in turn enhances the focused growth of the team in which she leads. I have enjoyed working with her in the past and look forward to working with her in the future.”

-Charles Dudley, Physical Therapist at Pacific Rehab


“JoAnn is self-directed, an excellent mentor and one that can deliver. She is able to engage others to see the big picture and assure to the details of a successful implementation that brings results. Her positive can do attitude is contagious and her staff love working with and for her.”

-Larry Strassner, Senior Vice President of Operations and CNO at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center


“I had the distinct pleasure of reporting to Joann when I served as the Clinical Operations System Specialist at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. Joann’s leadership and direction are above and beyond what I had expected from any director. She is a nurturer by nature and routinely looks out for the best interest of her employees and patients. Joann has an unmatched work ethic and she strives to be the best that she can be at all times. These traits partner perfectly with her ability to direct staff and drive outcomes. When working on projects, Joann does very well at maintaining a global perspective, yet still assures that the details are not overlooked. In a nutshell, Joann understands the big picture and strategically picks her projects so that they align with the overall goals and well-being of the organization. I would highly recommend Joann for any nursing leadership position and would welcome the opportunity to work alongside her in the future.”

-Jarrod McDonald, Senior Operational Excellence Specialist at MedStar Health

“JoAnn is an exceptional nurse leader who demonstrates the skills and compassion around her work. She is a motivator and a mentor. I personally worked with JoAnn for over 3 years and know she reaches her goals and objectives.”

-Michael Clancy -Nurse Recruiter


“JoAnn is an organized individual with a strong focus on managing tasks to attain her goals.”

-Denise Dregier, Director for College & Alumni Development at Harford Community College

“Nursing Leader, in areas of clinical support, organizational development, involvement, and leadership mentoring. JoAnn is a Transformational leader who leads by example and empowers individuals based on skills, future interest, and true shared governance, to grow with changing trends in healthcare and service. She is a true mentor.”

-Justin Dusza, Assistant Nurse Manager Supplemental Staff and VAS at MedStar Franklin Square Center

“JoAnn is a detail-oriented manager who is fair and objective with excellent problem solving skills. I always felt comfortable going to her if I had questions, problems, or if I just needed advice. Also, I greatly appreciated how supportive JoAnn is of the associates she manages. I found her to be a valuable resource and mentor.”

-Kimberly Cockey, Patient Navigator at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Joann Kerschner reference letter 2014

-Reference Letter from Debbie Biewer, BSN, RN, Director of Patient Care Services and Nursing, Ambulatory, MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.  (click on PDF link to read in browser).

Print Friendly