Sewanee and Yale Collaborations

Joanne Goldblum

Founder and Executive Director, National Diaper Bank Network
B.A., New York University; MSW, Hunter College School of Social Work

Joanne Goldblum is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Diaper Bank Network, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in the United States has an adequate supply of diapers to remain clean, dry and healthy. Its mission is to raise awareness of diaper need and to build the capacity of diaper banks throughout the country by creating a national network of community partners. Since 2004, Goldblum has taken the nation’s diaper need to heart when she started the Diaper Bank, formerly the New Haven Diaper Bank, which distributes free diapers to needy families through a network of social service agencies, churches and educational institutions in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport and Middlesex County CT. She remains an active board member.

She was a clinical faculty member at Yale Child Study Center Family Support Services from 1998 - 2005.She was chosen as a 2007 Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader for her work. Shewas also named 2007 New Haven Register Person of the Year. In July of 2008 she was featured on ABC Evening news as their person of The Week. And, three months earlier on May 12th Joanne was honored as one of people Magazine’s “Heroes Among us”. She was also featured in Time Magazine in the “Power of One” Segment.

Goldblum has a BA from New York University and an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work. She serves on numerous boards and committees and is active in her local community. She lives in New Haven, CT with her husband and three children.