Joanne Lepold

Family Stability Case Manager
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Growing up in Central NJ, I received an outstanding education from the public-school system. After graduation, I started my work experience at Western Union Telegraph Company. When I left Western Union, I went to work as an administrative assistant with Educational Testing Services, in the Financial Aid and Institutional Services department.  After leaving Educational Testing Services, my husband and I started a transportation business for Special Education Students. In NJ, special needs students are educated from 3-21 years of age and are transported wherever their educational needs can be met, including all of NJ, Pa, and NY. My husband and I enjoyed and were successful in this business for 33 years.

After selling the business, I went to Catholic Charities where I worked as a Case Manager for seven years.  In July 2017, I came to United Way and have developed partnership and satellite offices to meet the needs and our clients. I work with families helping them have better money management skills and assist with rent and utilities payments. I have successfully placed 10 homeless families into the Southern Affordable Housing programs throughout Central Florida teaching them good money management skills and have maintain contact and support to each for over 2 years.

My goal at United Way is to make clients more aware of all the services that United Way and our partnering agencies offer that will make them more stabilized financially. Constantly, relaying the importance of furthering their education, will ensure a better life. Through educational and financial services, we demonstrate to clients we want them to be successful.

When I am not at United Way I enjoy traveling the world with my husband, Dennis. We have three grandchildren and love to see them as often as possible. Also, I enjoy playing tennis in my spare time. My main interest is helping and caring for mankind.