Laughter Arts and Sciences
LASF endorses particular Starfish Projects: small, start-up, creative, passionate, projects, typically with a visionary founder/leader/director; they blend laughter, humor, art, and science.
Debra Joy Hart is one of the Starfish projects endorsed by LASF, as well as the recipient of a grant. She used this grant to fund her 1000RedNoses trip to Komatsu Japan in 2014, where she produced thousands of smiles.
World Laughter Tour-Laughter Clubs for a Rich and Rewarding Life
Debra Joy Has been an active member and Certified Laughter Leader (CLL) since January 2008. Becoming a CLL has increased Debra Joy’s leadership skills, business savvy and income. WLT teaches discernment between science of humor and laughter vs anecdotal evidence. Since 2008, she has earned the title of Certified Laughter Leader-Expert as well as Trailblazer. She is a frequent presenter at yearly World Laughter Tour Advanced Workshops. Debra received her certification as a World Laughter Tour Joyologist in 2019.
Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor
The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) is non-profit, member driven, international community of humor and laughter professionals and enthusiasts.
Debra Joy has been part of this organization since 1995. This organization and its members have taught her healthy humor, that is both physiological and psychological. She has been both conference chair to this international organization as well as conference co chair. She is also a frequent speaker, and mentor to international students and thru the HUMOR ACADEMY (offered through AATH) she started 1000 Rednoses. Debra Joy graduated (via the HUMOR ACADEMY/3 year program) as a Certified Humor Professional in 2019.
Continuing Education Institute of Illinois
The Continuing Education Institute of Illinois is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education and training services to professionals which are accessible, client driven, cost-effective and performance measured.
This particular company has worked with me as a speaking professional to introduce my messages and perspectives about humor and health, care for the caregiver, and Alzheimer/Dementia perspectives.