Ms. Pasternack is
entering her sixth season as the Director of 49ers Foundation and
Community Relations for the San Francisco 49ers. In this role, she
oversees all community relations functions for the team, creating
and managing high visibility programs based on the 49ers objectives
and areas of focus with a particular emphasis on supporting the
"RESPECT" Campaign. The Campaign seeks to leverage the power of
community involvement to share the importance of respect and its
central role in helping young people become outstanding community
citizens. As CR Director, Joanne works with the NFL, non-profit and
corporate partners, publicity/media, and supervises and organizes
gameday and training camp events, youth football programs, and all
player, coach, ownership, and staff community service activities.
In her role with the Foundation, she works with team ownership to
facilitate signature fundraising events and the donation of funds
to non-profits that support the Foundation's mission of
keeping kids "Safe, On Track and In School." In 2012, the
Foundation donated $2.9 million to Bay Area charities.
Prior to joining the
49ers in 2008, Joanne served as a Senior Analyst for the City of
Mountain View, working for the City Manager and the Police Chief.
While there, she founded and directed the Mountain View Police
Activities League (MVPAL) and was a Public Information Officer,
delivering critical and sensitive information to media and the
public. Immediately before working for Mountain View, Joanne was
the Manager of International Corporate Relations for Special
Olympics, Inc. at their headquarters in Washington, DC, cultivating
sponsor relationships for the 2001 World Winter Games and promoting
programming such as the Athlete Leadership Program, Healthy
Athletes, Law Enforcement Torch Run and Young Athletes.
Joanne holds an
undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She also
has a law degree from Santa Clara University, where she was a
Public Interest Scholar and Pro Bono Service Award winner. Joanne
is a member of the Board of Directors for the 49ers Academy in East
Palo Alto, the Advisory Board for the Bay Area Women's
Sports Initiative, a past Board Member of the Junior League of Palo
Alto Mid-Peninsula and serves on the Advisory Board for The Dream
Foundation. She currently resides in Sunnyvale with her husband,
Robert Bardin (who works for the San Jose Earthquakes), 5 year old
daughter, Kira, and 3 year old son, Reid.