Jo Ann Gallo

Jo Ann Gallo

Independent Writing and Editing Professional; Volunteer

Portland, Oregon Area
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Jo Ann Gallo's Overview

  • Freelance Writer at Jo Ann Gallo, LLC
  • Founder; Past President; Sergeant-At-Arms; Member at UNICO-Portland
  • Model And Actress at Pro-Image Model and Acting Agency
  • AVON Representative at AVON
  • Producer and Host of "SALUTE!" TV Show at JoJo Productions, LLC
  • Co-Founder and Co-Organizer at Dynamic Professionals
  • Owner/Interior Designer and Consultant at Bella Stanza Interiors
  • Teacher at Elgin Academy, Elgin, Illinois

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Jo Ann Gallo's Experience

Freelance Writer

Jo Ann Gallo, LLC

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months) Portland, Oregon Area

I write articles for magazines about topics that I am passionate about, mostly Animal Welfare. Also, currently working on a book of poetry; a photo book about nature, verses for a greeting card company, and a children's book. I am also a contributor to the ComUnico newspaper, which is a publication of UNICO National.

Founder; Past President; Sergeant-At-Arms; Member


June 2008Present (6 years 4 months) Portland, Oregon

Founded the only Northwest Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American Service Organization in the United States. Served as President for four years. UNICO-Portland focuses on Community Service with an emphasis on preserving Italian Heritage and Culture.

Model And Actress

Pro-Image Model and Acting Agency

April 2013February 2014 (11 months)

AVON Representative


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AVP; Cosmetics industry

April 2012September 2013 (1 year 6 months) Portland, Oregon Area

AVON is a wonderful company that has been around for more than 125 years! Many of us have fond, nostalgic memories of growing up with AVON. They have grown as an organization to offer and feature so much more than make-up and skin care. World-class fashions, accessories, jewelry, home goods, children's and men's products are now all available through AVON. Excellent service and quality products at an affordable price have made AVON a leader in the global industry. The AVON Foundation is also the largest corporate supporter of the breast cancer cause and in 2004, created the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence campaign. Already hundreds of domestic violence agencies have received grants from AVON to help end the cycle of violence and save lives. In addition, AVON helps to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive by allowing individuals to run their own businesses.

Producer and Host of "SALUTE!" TV Show

JoJo Productions, LLC

June 2011June 2013 (2 years 1 month) Portland, Oregon Area

SALUTE! was a show that centered around Wine, Music, Fashion, Beauty and Everything Italian! Select wines and guests from the community were featured on the show. Starting out as a Web series, SALUTE! evolved into a Cable TV Show!

Co-Founder and Co-Organizer

Dynamic Professionals

2008January 2013 (5 years) Portland, Oregon

Assisted in establishing Dynamic Professionals to become one of the leading and most well-attended networking groups in Portland. Scheduled, planned and coordinated engaging, monthly networking events.

Owner/Interior Designer and Consultant

Bella Stanza Interiors

February 2007February 2009 (2 years 1 month)

Assisted clients with home staging, room re-arrangements, color consultations, remodeling, fabric coordination and general interior design planning.


Elgin Academy, Elgin, Illinois

August 2000July 2004 (4 years)

Full-Day Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher. Implemented the Reggio Emilia approach and pedagogy into the primary grades curriculum. Designed and originated creative "cutting edge" lesson plans that involved using all of Gardner's multiple intelligences theory. Elgin Academy is proud of its history as the oldest coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Jo Ann Gallo's Languages

  • Some Italian

Jo Ann Gallo's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer

      Oregon Humane Society
      • Animal Welfare
    • Volunteer

      Out To Pasture Animal Sanctuary
      • Animal Welfare
    • Founder; Past President; Volunteer

      UNICO National - Portland, Oregon Chapter
      • Social Services
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Education
      • Women's Issues
    • Organizations I support:

      • Oregon Humane Society
      • Best Friends Animal Society
      • Out To Pasture Animal Sanctuary
      • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
      • UNICO-Portland
      • UNICO National
      • National Italian American Foundation
      • AVON Foundation

Jo Ann Gallo's Skills & Expertise

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Leadership
  3. Social Networking
  4. Blogging
  5. Public Relations
  6. Time Management
  7. Event Planning
  8. Fundraising
  9. Public Speaking
  10. Facebook
  11. Event Management
  12. Small Business
  13. Marketing
  14. Editing
  15. Strategic Planning
  16. Marketing Communications
  17. Social Media
  18. Media Relations
  19. Interior Design
  20. Promotions
  21. Fashion
  22. Online Marketing
  23. Team Building
  24. Customer Service
  25. Negotiation
  26. Marketing Strategy
  27. Volunteering
  28. Sales
  29. Television Producing
  30. Television Directing
  31. Cable Television
  32. Video Production
  33. Radio
  34. Interviews
  35. Interactive Creative Direction
  36. Wine Tasting
  37. Wine & Food Pairing
  38. Proofreading
  39. Wine
  40. English grammar
  41. Event Marketing
  42. Special Events
  43. Acting
  44. Modeling
  45. Voice-Over
  46. Writing skills
  47. Volunteer Engagement
  48. Wine Education
  49. Research
  50. Microsoft Word

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Jo Ann Gallo's Education

Roosevelt University

Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership


Activities and Societies: Honors Society

Northeastern Illinois University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science


Activities and Societies: Philosophy Club - Vice President

Heritage School of Design

IDC, Interior Design and Decorating


Jo Ann Gallo's Additional Information


Volunteering; Civic Activities; Writing; Reading; Animal Welfare; Nature; Fashion; Wine Tasting

Groups and Associations:

Founder and Past President of UNICO-Portland - a Chapter of the largest Italian-American Service Organization in the United States; Oregon Humane Society Volunteer; Dynamic Professionals Founder and Consultant; Co-Organizer of East Coasters in Portland Group.

Honors and Awards:

Recipient of the UNICO National 2009 Coltivare Award for outstanding efforts in tending to the growth of UNICO National.

UNICO National Foundation - Past Trustee

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