Joan L. Shinault

Associate Director, City Initiatives & Partner Network Relations

Joan L. Shinault joined the Youth INC Team in September 2016 as an Associate Director. Prior to joining Youth INC, she served for one year as a Project Management Consultant to the Youth INC Programs Team and assisted with the development of Youth INC’s People emphasis. As a member of the Program Team, she manages two New York City collaborative initiatives through NYC Service: Strategic Volunteer Planning – Service Enterprise and Youth Leadership Councils. She also continues to assist in the development of “People” at Youth INC. Joan has a background in the fields of youth and student development. She held leadership and administrative roles in the higher education and nonprofit sectors, including the Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc., Westchester Community College, Broome Community College and Binghamton University.

She earned a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Arts degrees from Binghamton University, State University of New York and a Master’s of Science degree from Kansas State University.

Joan is also a published author who owns her own publishing company, Sound Doctrine Publishing. She is a minister and is always seeking opportunities to help young people develop. She has a particular passion for assisting young people in the areas of college access, transition and success.

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