Commissioner Joan A. Otieno chairs the Staff Pension Scheme as sponsor nominated trustee of the Public Service Commission. She is a Member of Public Service Commission Terms and Conditions of Service Committee and Human Resource Development Committee. She joined the Commission in January 2019 after a distinguished thirty-five (35) years of service (1984 – 2019) as a teacher and school administrator. As an administrator, she not only participated in curriculum review, design and development but was also involved in preparation of instructional resources at the then Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) now called Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD). She was instrumental in facilitation and improvement of access and quality education in various public institutions in the country.
As a way of giving back to the society, she sits in the board of Community Initiative Support Services (CISS) (2010 – to-date), a non profit organization that is involved in Poverty eradication, Food security, Healthcare, Environmental conservation, Higher Education and Research in the Lake Region.
Commissioner Joan A. Otieno holds a Bachelor of Education (Arts) Degree from Kenyatta University and a Diploma in Education Management from Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI).