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Joni Laurence

Joni Laurence was appointed the Safe Haven Co-Coordinator in May 2014. Her career spans the fields of nursing, hospitality oversight and catering.

After a 25-year Intensive Care Unit nursing career, she expanded her passion for helping others through her cooking skills. Joni began coordinating and cooking for large groups at her son’s public schools. While serving as the school’s hospitality chairperson, she planned, prepared and served meals for school-wide events.

Joni continues her passion for cooking and public service by organizing and preparing meals to support Wednesday Night Together, a weekly meal program, at Annandale United Methodist Church. Since joining the Safe Haven family in 2011, as a volunteer, she develops menus, prepares and serves meals. Her son, Joey, provides support in the kitchen.