JoAnn McFarland


JoAnn McFarland

JoAnn McFarland is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends. She covers breaking news such as new product announcements, government policy, acquisitions and other industry developments.

JoAnn was born and raised in Hermiston OR where she currently resides with her husband, Jerry, and youngest son Darrell and his family. Graduating from Hermiston High School, JoAnn went on to Blue Mountain Community College and attained a certificate for Licensed Practical Nurse and an Associate degree in General Studies. She later obtained her Associates in the Science of Nursing from a self-study program at Regents College (now Excalibur) NY State University.

JoAnn enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, playing the piano and reading. She sings on her church’s worship team and has written a novel, The Ancients, a medical mystery with a supernatural theme, available on Amazon. JoAnn is currently working on her next book which will feature experiences in nursing homes that will act as a guide book regarding placing your loved one in nursing homes.



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