Joy was raised in Maitland where she attended Lake Sybelia Elementary, Maitland Junior High, and graduated from Winter Park High School. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Florida State University and played flute with the world renowned Marching Chiefs during her 4 years at FSU. Joy received a Juris Doctorate from the Stetson University College of Law, and has been an active member of the Florida Bar Association since 1993. Her private law practice focuses mainly on wills and probate.
Working as the District 8 Regional Coordinator for the “Communities Putting Prevention to Work” program through the Florida Department of Health, she implemented, and is currently the lead coordinator of, the “Walking School Bus” program at Lake Sybelia Elementary. The “Walking School Bus” promotes physical health and traffic safety as the children walk through neighborhoods to school.
Joy is a member of the Parent-Teacher Association and has volunteered hundreds of hours of service to Orange County Public Schools. She is a founding member and serves on the Executive Committee of the Learning and Cultural Committee of the Maitland Public Library. Working with the Maitland Public Library and the Winter Park Health Foundation’s Healthy Central Florida program, she helped develop the Healthy Maitland Thursday morning walks. These walks are sponsored and promoted by the Maitland Public Library.
Joy is married to Dr. Rich Marcil and together they have 3 children with one each at Lake Sybelia Elementary, Maitland Middle, and Winter Park High. Joy enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking, and cheering her children on at band concerts and softball games.