Joanne Samuel Goldblum
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Joanne Samuel Goldblum

Joanne Goldblum serves as chief executive officer of National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) and co-author of Broke in America: Seeing, Understanding, and Ending Us Poverty (Feb. 2021, Benbella Books). NDBN leads a nationwide movement dedicated to helping individuals, children and families access the basic necessities they require to thrive and reach their full potential…including clean, dry diapers, period supplies and other basic needs. Launched in 2011 with the support of founding sponsor Huggies®, NDBN is dedicated to creating awareness, providing assistance, and building community to #EndDiaperNeed in the U.S. Its active membership includes more than 200 diaper banks, diaper pantries, and food banks serving local communities in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. In her role as CEO, Joanne also directs the Alliance for Period Supplies, a program of the National Diaper Bank Network. Launched in May 2018 with the support of founding sponsor U by Kotex®, the Alliance for Period Supplies is focused on addressing period poverty in the U.S., and works to help get essential period products to individuals in need so they can participate fully in daily life Joanne is also the founder of The Diaper Bank of Connecticut, formerly the New Haven Diaper Bank, and she serves on the board of directors of FitHaven and Let There Be Light International. Her work has been recognized by NPR, The Nation, Good Morning America, The Huffington Post, Time, People, and ABC World News Tonight, among others. In 2007, Joanne was named a Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader. She served as a clinical faculty member at Yale Child Study Family Support Service from 1998-2005. Joanne earned her B.A. from New York University and an M.S.W. from Hunter College School of Social Work.
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