About us Team member

Joan Gass

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Joan Gass is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Horizon Institute for Public Service. Joan brings a decade of experience launching and scaling organizations to her role at Horizon. She has co-founded a nonprofit in Uganda, was a founding member of a strategy consulting office in Nigeria, and served as the Managing Director of a global nonprofit. She is also a board member at the Good Food Institute, supporting applications of biotech to food security. Her past projects include work on reducing infectious disease burdens and mapping opportunities for impact in the global biosecurity ecosystem. Joan has a Master in Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, and a bachelor’s degree from Yale University.