Joan Moody is a 3rd generation American of Irish descent on her mother’s side. Recently found out from DNA that 11 of Ireland’s 32 counties are in her heritage. She is a past president of the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas, Past Irishman of the Year recipient as well as past recipient of the Cusack Award both of which are high honors of the Harp and Shamrock Society. She has been honored by the Irish Echo with its Texas Irish American Leaders Award in 2009, Irish Small Business Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in 1011 and the Community Champion Award in 2018. She currently sits on the Scholarship Committee of the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas as well as on the Board of Directors. Last year she became Editor of the Society’s newsletter and also is working on setting up the San Antonio Rose of Tralee committee, the Fundraising Committee and the Media Relations Committee.
For information on the Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas visit the website at www.harpandshamrock.org.
Joan also tries to go to Ireland every year where possible.