Farewell to Joan

June 30, 2021

Farewell to Joan Lee

Message from Dr. Ivan Sierralta, the Chair of Vecova’s Board of Directors


“Vecova says farewell and extends best wishes to Joan Lee, Chief Executive Officer, who is retiring on June 30, 2021.


Joan has been a strong supporter of inclusion and accessibility in our community since she first started at Vecova in 1978.


During her time at Vecova, Joan has contributed in different roles throughout the organization, from managing Vecova’s Leisure Services Department to Senior Director of Operations to interim Executive Director for over a year.


She will be ending her career with Vecova after serving as the Chief Executive Officer since 2010.


We will miss her enthusiasm and commitment to Vecova and our vision of an inclusive society. Her contributions to Vecova will continue to be realized long after she leaves.


On behalf of Vecova, I would like to extend our appreciation for her leadership, and in particular, through the most recent turbulent period of managing Vecova as we responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Joan, thank you for all you have done for Vecova.”


Dr. Ivan Sierralta, Vecova Board Chair