Joelle is an award-winning author of the book The Well Armored Child: A Parent's Guide To Preventing Abuse (River Grove Books) and a successful writer and blogger. She was a 2015 speaker at TEDx Pasadena Women. Joelle is the SNAP Western Regional Leader and has been active since 2003. She filed a successful sex abuse and cover-up lawsuit against the Diocese of Orange County, California. Joelle was selected as a 2015 Ambassador of Peace by the Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County.