Joan Marie is the owner of Compassion Central in Carmichael, a venue with a mission to host and promote educational and cultural events and trainings that serve veterans, women and girls.

She is co-founder of Compassionate Capitol Region, an Ambassador for Compassionate Women and Girls, a Conscious Touch Educator and VP of Healing Hands Healing Hearts. Joan founded their Veterans Care Program in honor of her father, Alfred J Goularte. She also works with A Therapeutic Alternative in their Healing Yourself Naturally Program. She is currently the Producer and Host of the webinar series V2020.