Monmouth County, NJ and San Jose, CA (Friday, July 23, 2021) – iSport360, Inc. (www.isport360.com), the youth sports technology company, today announced that Joanne Pasternack has joined its Board of Directors. Pasternack is a thought leader on athlete advocacy; former senior executive with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and NFL’s San Francisco 49ers; a current Board Member at the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Positive Coaching Alliance and Special Olympics; and an activist sports mom.
“We’ve been holding out for an all-around superstar who can add rocket fuel to our fire,” said Ian Goldberg, Founder and CEO of iSport360. “Not only is Joanne a former elite athlete and the mom of two competitive athletes, but she brings an incredible track record of leveraging the power of sport to create change and impact. She provides iSport360 with perspective from her unmatched network of the most accomplished athletes in all disciplines – including those from nearly every pro sports league, Olympians and Paralympians – academics and business leaders who advocate for young athletes from every community, at every ability level, across the globe.”
In addition to her fiduciary responsibilities as a Board Director, Joanne will serve as a liaison between iSport360 and professional sports teams and leagues to amplify the reach, impact and success of youth sports programs. As a globally recognized leader in sports philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, and advocate for play equity, Joanne will also focus on the expansion of GiveSport360®, bringing the iSport360 platform to youth sports programs in underserved communities at no charge.
“Ian and I connected two years ago, brought together by our passion for improving the youth sports experience for kids, coaches and parents,” said Pasternack. “As a former competitive figure skater and current sports mom to a 13-year-old Modern Pentathlete who also loves recreational team sports and an 11-year-old lacrosse, soccer and flag football player, I have experienced the challenges of parenting sports kids first hand. I am inspired and honored to be able to share the power of iSport360 with the global sports community.”
About Joanne Pasternack [LinkedIn: @jpasternack]:
Joanne Pasternack is a philanthropic impact strategist who, over the past two decades, has galvanized community engagement with internationally recognized brands including the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco 49ers, The Golden Heart Fund, ServiceNow, City of Mountain View, and Special Olympics.
Currently, as the President + Chief Impact Officer of Oliver+Rose, she works with professional athletes, entertainers, philanthropists, corporate executives and individuals to amplify their impact to inspire change around their areas of passion, commitment and expertise. She also co-founded and serves as the chief strategist for Athletes’ Voices and the Pitch for Change Speaker Series, launched in collaboration with Harvard University and in partnership with Brown University and The Doug Williams Center (Grambling State University and affiliated HBCUs).
Joanne spent twelve seasons leading philanthropic efforts for professional sports franchises in the NBA and NFL, most recently as the Vice President of Community Relations for the Golden State Warriors and Executive Director of the Warriors Community Foundation. Previously, Joanne was the Vice President of Community Relations for the San Francisco 49ers and Executive Director of the 49ers Foundation.
Joanne holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a JD from Santa Clara University, and completed the Executives in Non-Profit Leadership certificate at Stanford GSB. She is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, the University of San Francisco and the Sports and Entertainment Industry Certificate (SEIC) program.
Joanne resides in San Jose, California with her family – husband, Robert Bardin, an executive with the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS); sports-obsessed children, Kira (13) and Reid (11); and non-sporty Bernedoodle, Wesley. She serves a number of non-profit and corporate boards focused on play equity, social responsibility and the business of sport. Joanne is also a vocal advocate for research around younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in memory of her father, Bruce Pasternack.
iSport360 is a new kind of youth sports platform that is fixing the very broken $20B youth sports industry. Over 150,000 youth sport coaches, players and parents count on iSport360 to keep teams connected, active and strong: setting goals, sharing feedback, practice assignments, instructional videos, player evaluations and sticker rewards…all while keeping compliant with COPPA child privacy laws and the SafeSport Act. The company has been recognized and endorsed by leading sports organizations (including the NHL, USA Baseball League, Aspen Institute Project Play, the NBA and National Alliance for Youth Sports) and has the support of noteworthy pro sports and Silicon Valley investors, including Howie Roseman (GM of the Philadelphia Eagles) and Jay Fulcher (Chairman and CEO of Zenefits).
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