Joan Davids has served as a Board member of Domus Pacis Family Respite since July 2015.
She earned a degree in Math and Computer Science which allowed her to pursue an enjoyable, 27-year career with IBM in the New York area.
Joan chose to retire early when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since moving to Colorado 17 years ago, she has demonstrated a ‘failed retirement’ - staying busy by sharing her passion, skills and experience with several cancer-related endeavors.
Joan’s own experience with cancer has inspired her to help others going through their cancer journeys. Her personal experience deepens her empathy for DPFR families. In addition, Joan’s passion for the organization’s mission work was heightened after witnessing the positive effects a DPFR respite stay had on a dear friend and her family.
She was instrumental in raising the funds required for a new, digital mammography machine for Saint Anthony Summit Medical Center. Following this accomplishment, she spent the next 12 years chairing an annual snowshoe event on behalf of Susan G. Komen – Denver, which raised almost $1.2 million.
Motivated by the high, activity mountain lifestyle found in Summit County, Joan and her husband, Brian Moriarty moved to Silverthorne in 2000. They play hard, enjoying road biking and skiing - as well as marvel at the beauty of the area, when they slow a bit while hiking and snowshoeing. Joan and Brian plan to ‘stay young’ through fitness and doing what they love.