Joyce Iseri has over three decades of experience in health and human service issues in the public and private sectors. She currently is a consultant for Capitol Academy 120, a program for local elected officials sponsored by the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Institute.

From 2002 to 2004, Iseri was chief deputy director of the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, a state agency that provides health coverage to uninsured Californians. Prior to that, she was the principal consultant for health and human services for the Assembly Appropriations Committee under Chairs Carole Migden and Darrell Steinberg. Her 14 years of legislative experience also includes serving as consultant with the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the Assembly Office of Research. In addition, she has held managerial positions in the California Departments of Social Services and Corrections, as well as serving as Executive Director of a foster care provider association for seven years.

Iseri holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin and has done graduate work in economics at the University of Hawaii and UCLA. Her community activities include serving on the board of the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project.