Joanne Weaver, known to her clients, friends and co-workers as Maggie, serves as Nurse Educator at Jewish Family Service providing a variety of educational workshops, programs, trainings and seminars. She specializes in diabetes and nutrition and works closely with care coordinators in the James Klinghoffer Nursing & Nutrition Program to ensure consumers are informed to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
For the past six years, she has been working primarily with older adults in the community, often leading workshops and seminars at community buildings regarding managing and living with diabetes. She currently offers seminars entitled “Type 2 Diabetes BASICS,” “Living with Diabetes,” “NJ HealthEASE” and newly developed “The ABC's of Good Nutrition.”
Her passion in this area was inspired by a family member with Type 1 Diabetes. While Maggie specializes in adult education, she has vast knowledge and experience as a 40 year veteran in nursing. Prior to joining Jewish Family Service, Maggie worked primarily in the emergency services at Shore Memorial hospital, and practiced as a diabetic educator in the outpatient setting. She has held certifications in Emergency Nursing & Trauma Nursing, Advanced Life-Support for Cardiac Care as well as Pediatrics and Neonatal Care.
Maggie is a member of the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and holds an American Heart Association healthcare provider card. A graduate of Stockton State College and a long-time local, Maggie resides with her husband in Somers Point.