Since 2006, Joy Cover has worked in the non-profit field, providing her with experience in identifying priority needs within a community; developing organizational strategy and education initiatives; program implementation and management; and international staff management. Joy received her master’s degree in Public Health from Florida International University and her bachelor’s degree in communications (photojournalism) from Gardner-Webb University.
Joy joined Freedom 4/24 in 2015 as National Race Director, a role that enabled her to combine her passions of advocating for those with no voice, training individuals and teams for the purpose of excellent event facilitation, and implementing practical, community-based programming, all toward the end goal of eliminating human trafficking. In 2017, her role expanded beyond facilitating and managing Freedom 4/24’s Run 4 Their Lives race series to encompass any project and program designed to raise funds and awareness toward ending human trafficking. She now serves the organization as President of Freedom 4/24.
Aside from advocating for justice and having fun with her co-workers, Joy enjoys good music, strong coffee, hot sunshine, and most of all, hanging out with her husband, Michael.