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Dr. Joan Larsen

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Joan began her career at Duke University inHealth Care Financial Operations as Assistant to the Director of Finance. Aftersix years, she became Associate Director of Financial Operations at the GeorgeWashington University (GWU) Hospital in Washington, D.C. Her duties includedall the hospital’s business operations and the 550 physician group practiceplan.

After 16years at GWU, Joan worked with several nationally known consulting firms. Afterfive years of extensive travel that took her across the globe and most of theU.S., she took a position as Director of Financial Operations at Doctor’sCommunity Hospital in Maryland. 

After fiveyears, Joan left Doctor’s Hospital and created Larsen Enterprises, Inc. withfive employees. Jobs in this role involved performing audits for healthinsurance companies and other healthcare institutions. In addition, shecompleted several organizational assignments in Wilson, N.C. Projects includeddeveloping and monitoring rehab programs for physicians who had lost their licenseto practice, implementing federal HIPPA laws with local physician practices,and setting up practice plans for new physicians entering the Wilson area.

Joan movedfrom Arlington, VA to Wilson County, NC, in 2018. She created and began theoperations of Stork’s Rest Farm, LLC Retreat, Manner House School of Etiquette,International Protocol, and Professional Life Coaching and Counseling Center.

Joan has a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master’sDegree in Business Administration.

She attended George Mason University for a Graduate Coursein Health Policy Administration. She attended Georgetown University and theNational Institute of Health’s mini-medical school series and received amini-medical school certificate.   

Along with being a certified, accredited professional lifecoach through the International Life Coach Institute, Joan is also certified to teach dining, social, and afternoon tea etiquette. She is also a certified image coach, retreat leader and director.

Joan completed study and exams, earning her certification inPsychology, and is a Student Member of the Cognitive Behavioral TherapyInstitute. She is accepted in the Doctorate Program in Business Administrationin Executive Coaching at Liberty University. Her focus is leadership and strategic planning’s importance in businessoperations and growth. 

Joanhas been active in fundraising for several charitable organizations throughouther life.  She served four years as Chairof the Board of the Washington, D.C. Free Health Clinic. She is a member ofseveral professional organizations related to her education and interests.

Joan enjoys playing golf, horseback riding, going to the gym, hiking in themountains of Virginia, travel, learning from and helping others.

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