Dr. Joan Evelyn Duvall-Flynn is president of the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference of Branches. As well, she served as the President of Media Area Unit NAACP for 14 years and as Chair of the Education Committee, PA NAACP for 10 years. Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, were she joined the Youth Council at aged nine, Dr. Flynn has been a life-long member of the NAACP and is a Life Member.
In her role as President of NAACP PA, Dr. Duvall-Flynn monitors the work of 14 statewide committees and speaks for the positions of the NAACP PA. In her role as State Conference Education Chair, Dr. Flynn advocates for equity in public education at the state policy level. She provides the NAACP position on policy issues, meets with law makers in Harrisburg on behalf of the needs of poor and minority children, and offers testimony to legislative committees.
Flynn’s career as an education spans 40 years and includes teaching experience ranging from pre-school through graduates school. She is a published writer, a seasoned public speaker and workshop leader and has presented at a number of National Association of Black Educator Conventions, sat on panels and appeared on PCN and radio shows across Pennsylvania on education issues.
Joan Duvall-Flynn is recipient of a number of community awards. She is married to retired Cheyney University professor, Dr. Julius B Flynn. They have three adult children: Julius III, Heather Duvall and Jonathan; two grandchildren, Dominique and Skylar Flynn. Dr. Flynn and her husband reside in Glen Mills, PA.