Portfolio for Women
Joy Postell is a long-time NIH employee with multifaceted experience in leading, developing, and coordinating change management, with a focus squarely centered around diversity and inclusion matters.
Her career at the NIH started as an Immigration Specialist in the Fogarty International Center in service of the foreign scientist and visitors coming to the NIH to conduct collaborative research in the NIH laboratories. She then moved to the Office of Research Services, Employee Services as a Quality Assurance Specialist and Program Manager for Child Care, Food, Health, Travel, and Interpreting Services. Joy served as the certified COR for the Sign Language Interpreting Services Program and The NIH Travel Services Program, responsible for contractual development and administration of multi-million dollar contracts used NIH-wide.
Moving to the Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion in 2015, Joy served as a Management Analyst/Accessibility Consultant. She led the NIH Language Access Program's business process and engineering across the NIH through the development and administration of surveys and assessments, compiling and analyzing data and trends for the Language Access Program.
Selected to be the Women's Portfolio Strategist in the EDI Division of Diversity and Inclusion, Joy works to identify barriers to equal employment opportunity for all women at the NIH and create strategies to remove those barriers. She is a staunch believer that building relationships and engagement with employees and stakeholders is the essential foundation to build on positive change.
Joy earned her Bachelor's degree in the Humanities from the University of Maryland University College, and certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. She is also a certified EEO Counselor.