Joyce M Grossbard is a licensed social worker with over 30 years experience in child and adult psychotherapy. She has postgraduate training in child therapy, group therapy, couple therapy and analytic process as well.
As a committed member of our Englewood Rotary since she joined in 2013, Joyce chairs our Dictionary Project that now engages the club members at the schools and chairs the Membership team that received the coveted 2020 District Membership Award.
A proud college participant in the 1960s civil rights movement in Jonesboro Louisiana, Joyce was a volunteer responder for the 911 disaster as well.
Rotarian Joyce has gone to Japan 8 times with the Rotary response to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami of 3/11/11. Traveling with a coalition of Rotary and 911 survivors, Joyce designed and brought ‘memory boxes’ for the traumatized children survivors.
When returning from Japan in 2014, she brought the only copy of the huge woodcut "Ship of Hope" that was a personal gift to her from the Japanese teacher who understood how she and Rotary represented “being the change”. Joyce allowed the artwork to become the iconic image of hope and resilience for the children of Japan for the annual New York 3/11 Memorial.
Joyce facilitated one of our 2020 International grants that was awarded to Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art (FOFA) which helps young artists respond to the Covid pandemic. You can see a film that Joyce produced on the FOFA website (www.fofa.us) and she has photographed extensively in Oaxaca, many of which have been exhibited in NJ and NY.
Personally Joyce is the proud mother and stepmother of 4 sons and has 3 grandchildren.