Patricia Coy, executive director of the United Way of Kosciusko County, announces the addition of two new staff members to the agency. Jo Faulkner has recently been hired as the Community Impact coordinator and Brad Leedy was hired in April to serve as the organization’s assistant director.
Faulkner has 15 years of nonprofit experience at various agencies in Kosciusko County. She and her husband, Ron, have lived in Warsaw for seven years and they have three grown children and six grandchildren.
Faulkner’s responsibilities will include working with the Vision Council process (the agency’s process for investment of community donations); tracking metrics in our focus areas of education, income and health; leading the United Way Day of Caring and working with our yearlong program investments and other community initiatives. She is a member of the Warsaw Kiwanis, REAL Services Area 2 Community Initiative Committee, Heartline Pregnancy Center Advisory Committee, Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association, and K21 Health Services Board.
Leedy, a native of North Webster and graduate of Wawasee High School, has over 23 years of experience in mental health and nonprofit programming. He was previously employed by Seven Counties Services Inc. in Louisville, Ky., for 19 years as a program coordinator and unit manager. Most recently, he was the clinical director for a 16 bed residential facility for youth needing substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment. He will be responsible for the day to day operations of the United Way office. Leedy is also a member of Lakeland Kiwanis.
The United Way of Kosciusko County seeks to unite our community to create positive change by investing in programs that drive long-term positive change, cultivating partnerships with people and organizations to maximize resources, holding the agency and partners accountable with measurable results and maintaining fiscal responsibility as stewards of community resources.