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Joy Blanchette
Regional Administrator
New England Region in Unitarian Universalist Association Congregational Life

Joy started with the NH-VT District of UU Societies as their Administrator in 2002, helping to automate the office and work on their very first web site, as well as, provide administrative support to the District Executive, Program Consultant and Treasurer. When the NH-VT District of UU Societies merged with the Northeast District (Maine) in 2008, she served as the Administrator for the Northern New England District, supporting NNED Staff, Board members and handling communication, workshop logistics and many other administrative functions.  The Northern New England District joined the 3 other New England Region Districts (Mass Bay, Clara Barton and Ballou Channing) on July 1, 2015; and her role changed to Regional Administrator, working with the New England Region Administrative team.

Joy's prior experience included working as a Customer Service Director for 12 years, overseeing Telephone Support and Training Teams at an accounting software manufacturer in Concord, NH.  After leaving the software industry, she worked as a self-employed consultant for start-ups and small companies. Some of this work included establishing and implementing customer service procedures, working as quality control on web pages before launching, and creating a database for a trade show management certification program (CTSM).

Joy grew up in Weirs Beach, NH, where her family owned and operated Grand View Motel & Cottages for 27 years, selling it in 1985.  She attended Laconia High School, then Plymouth State College (now called Plymouth State University) earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. 

She lives in Bow, NH, with her husband, Jack.  They have 2 daughters and a son, a grandson and granddaughter. She loves being outside, especially in the mountains, streams and lakes; being with family, swimming, tending to her perennial garden, watching and caring for the birds that frequent her feeders, knitting, reading, and listening to music (especially live concerts!). 

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