Joann was born and raised in Glen Burnie Maryland and started in dentistry in 1982 as a dental assistant, in training. She took a brief hiatus from the field for 2 ½ years while married and living in England. Upon moving back to Glen Burnie, she applied for a front desk position in a dental office, where she worked for 18 years. After leaving the Glen Burnie practice, she decided to venture out of Anne Arundel County and applied for a position with Dr. Barry Graham, who then sold his practice to Dr. Larry Layton in 2007. On a personal note, she remarried a wonderful man named Ed and has now been married for over 20 years. Joann has 2 fabulous grandchildren, Steven and Gabrielle “Gabby”. In her off time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.