Every fall, Temple University honors alumni from each of Temple’s 17 schools and colleges and highlights their achievements in the Gallery of Success. The College of Liberal Arts would like to congratulate Joni F. Pastor, MA ’80, for representing CLA at this year’s Gallery of Success Awards.
About Joni F. Pastor, MA ’80
Dr. Joni Pastor is a leading expert in industrial-organizational psychology, and one of the rare psychologists who works and is licensed in both clinical and business psychology. Dr. Pastor received her undergraduate degree in religious studies and psychology at the University of Michigan, and two master’s degrees in those same disciplines from Temple University. She received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology and industrial-organizational psychology from the California School for Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
Dr. Pastor founded JPA International, Inc. in 1979, quickly building a client corps that included major companies and organizations all over the world, whom she collaborated with on matters of leadership, management, strategic development and infrastructure. By the mid-80s, she was also working with the federal government, including the Department of Defense and as the lead strategy facilitator for the National Security Agency. Today, her clients include Pepsi-Cola, University of California system, Chevron, the Federal Reserve, Office Depot, State Farm, General Motors and many more. In addition to her work with organizations, she is also the president and owner of Healthy Brain and Body Centre in Beverly Hills, California.
Dr. Pastor has received many recognitions and honors, including Outstanding Young Woman of America, the U.S. Army Customer Service Award, the Excellence in Journalism Award, the San Fernando Valley “Trusted Advisor” Award, and has been recognized as one of 12 people in the world the University Michigan Alumni Association has designated as a preferred executive and vocational coach.