Joan Katherine Isaacs is a wife, mother and doting grandmother. Born in 1953 into a Catholic family, Joan is the middle child of migrant parents.
Joan became a teacher, initially working in primary schools and later focussing on children with special needs and learning difficulties.
In 2013 Joan gave evidence at the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. To Prey and to Silence is her own powerful account of her battle to be heard.