Director of Dietary Services
Joy is a native Hawaiian, born in Germany. Her father was in the Army, with her family living between Germany and the US. Upon his retirement, Joy moved home to Hawaii where she lived for over 10 years before moving back to the Mainland.
Joy’s first job was at the Honolulu International Airport, which lead her to pursue an Airframe and Powerplant License (aircraft maintenance). Joy then spent time working in the customer service and hospitality industry, which eventually led to the food and beverage industry. Joy started as an Assistant Manager at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts that soon led to Joy operating her own shop as the General Manager. Joy also served in leadership roles at Chick-fil-A, Carl’s Jr., Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and Chili’s Restaurant. Joy’s twenty years of management experience led her to the role at Starlite Recovery Center. As a manager, Joy believes in being a positive influence on her team and utilizing her team’s individual strengths to create a positive team environment. She believes in taking care of her team that in return ensures that her team takes care of our clients which is a win-win for everyone.