About the Contributor: Joan Leah

Joan LeahJoan M. Leah is a CNA, a home health aide, and president of the Florida Professional Association of Care Givers. She is also a graduate of DCA's Voices Institute. Two years before retiring from IBM in 2009, she started working on weekends as a home health aide. "I chose this job role because I saw a great need for people who had the skills and the passion to take care of those who have earned the right to be treated with dignity and respect, our elderly and disabled," she says. "I experienced, as many of you have, what it means to be a caregiver. I wanted to make a difference in life."

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