Dr. Jeannie DeFazioBoard Member

    Why did you choose to serve Whole Latte Love Cafe?

    I have been impressed with the mission and operations of WLLC since its inception and want to support its growth and future expansion. I have been volunteering through one of the cafe’s
    committees and see that the cafe provides critical services to both the individuals it supports and the general community. I believe serving on the WLLC board will allow me to take a more
    active role in supporting these services and the cafe’s future expansion.

    What do you bring to the table?

    I have had a 40 + year career in supporting and advocating for individuals with exceptionalities, from my role as speech pathologist in various intervention programs, working as an
    intervention specialist in K-12 classrooms, community programs, adult community- based programs, and regional support teams, and teaching at two universities in which I held various
    administrative roles, developed several inclusive programs and taught intervention coursework. I believe my experiences taught me how important it is to respect the dignity of each person as
    an individual, collaborate with families and community members, and use person-centered planning to advocate and provide the best supports for every individual.

    Employment and Title

    Retired, May 2022 after 34 years at Walsh University- Education Chair, Director of Hannon Center Programs, and Professor

    Current Board Member, Golden Key School
    Title: Community Advocate

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