Immediate Past President

Joanna Miller, MNM

Executive Director, Dept. for Persons w/Disabilities – Diocese of Paterson

Joanna Miller is the Executive Director of the Department for Persons with Disabilities – Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Paterson. During her tenure since 1997, Joanna has served as a Pre-Service trainer for staff from provider agencies throughout Passaic County, the Director of Information Systems and Quality Management and Associate Executive Director prior to being named Executive Director in 2018.

Joanna began her career at the New Jersey Community Development Corporation in Paterson, NJ as a member of the inaugural AmeriCorps class working with at-risk youth living in group homes. After her year of service, Joanna stayed on as a Program Director setting up NJCDC’s residential services programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Joanna earned her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University. Joanna has been a Board Member for the New Jersey Association of Community Providers since 2012, most recently as President. Joanna is active on many committees at the State level, advocating for best practices in service delivery for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.