About Joan

Joan Padilla serves as the Executive Director of a local non-profit organization Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center. She and her husband Tom, reside in Sterling, and have four children: Christian, Leo, Rachel, and Vincent. They also have one granddaughter, Iris. 


Newman Central Catholic High School

 Southern Illinois University-A.A.S in Dental Hygiene

Western Illinois University-Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science 

Rockford University- Certificate in Non-Profit Management

Volunteer & Public Service

Sauk Valley Community College Trustee 2008-2011

Providing Advocacy Dignity Shelter 2001-2016

Sauk Valley Community College Foundation

Feed the Children