Joan Cartan-Hansen – Treasurer

board-hansenJoan Cartan-Hansen is the leader producer/host for “D4K”, co-producer/host of “Dialogue” and producer/reporter/writer for “Outdoor Idaho.”  In addition, she writes and produces a number of documentaries and occasionally contributes to the “PBS NewsHour.”  She served as president of the Idaho Press Club in the late 1980s to the mid 1990s and has been on a regional or state board of the Idaho Press Club since 1984.  Joan is the Idaho Representative to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences NW chapter and is on the executive committee for the Idaho Capitol Correspondents Association.

She sits on the Idaho Supreme Court’s Media/Courts Committee and is a member of the Idaho Supreme Court’s Fire Brigade, a group called in to help mediate bench/press conflicts.  Joan has won a number of awards including several regional Emmys, gold medals at the New York Festivals, CINE Golden Eagles and numbers Idaho Press Club awards.  The National Education Association and the Council on State Governments have also honored Joan for her educational projects.  A native of Idaho, she is married with two children.