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Joi Chaney

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor; Founder, J.O.I. Strategies

Email: jchaney1@luc.edu

CV Link: Joi Chaney CV


Joi Chaney is the founder of J.O.I. Strategies, which develops strategies for organizations and companies seeking to achieve Justice, Opportunity, and Inclusion for America’s underserved communities. Located in Washington, DC, J.O.I. Strategies seeks to further civil and criminal justice, expand economic opportunity, promote health equity, and advance diversity and inclusion for all, beginning with women and girls and persons of color.

J.O.I. Strategies was relaunched in 2023 after Joi returned from serving as Executive Director of the Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at the National Urban League.

A political strategist and strategic partnership expert with nearly 25 years of experience in Washington, DC, Joi was previously Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Earlier in her career, she served as Director of Government Relations at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Policy Director and Counsel of the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee (Senate DPC), a leadership committee under the direction of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then- Senator Byron Dorgan. During the 2000 election cycle, she was a staff member at the Democratic National Committee.

As a progressive policy advocate, Joi has focused much of her work on advancing the rights and expanding the opportunities of women in the workplace. During the Obama Administration, Joi was a senior advisor to the Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She went on to lead Equal Pay Today!, a Project of Equal Rights Advocates and was Senior Policy Counsel at Equal Rights Advocates. And at the start of her career, Joi served as an associate at the former Baach Robinson & Lewis PLLC in Washington, D.C and as Director for Student Chapters at the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy.

Learn more at www.joistrategies.com.


BA, Howard University
JD, Harvard Law School