Joy Postell

Joy Postell

Joy Postell

Principal Strategist
Portfolio for Women

Joy Postell is a long-time NIH employee with multifaceted experience in leading, developing, and coordinating agile management, focused squarely on diversity and inclusion matters, and employee services.

Her career at the NIH started as an Immigration Specialist in the Fogarty International Center in service of foreign scientists 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 for Child Care, Food and Employee Health, and Well-being. Joy served as the certified COR for the Sign Language Interpreting Services Program and Program Manager for the NIH Travel Services Program, responsible for contractual development and management 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 assessment tools, compiling and analyzing data trends for the Language Access Program.

Selected to be the Women's Portfolio Strategist in the EDI Division of Diversity and Inclusion in 2016, 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 is essential to building positive work experiences.

Joy earned her Bachelor's degree in the Humanities from the University of Maryland University College and a certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. She is also a certified EEO Counselor and has completed several Women in Leadership training programs.