Joan Oriel Rodney

Joan Oriel Rodney

Joan Oriel Rodney joined the LCU Board in 2018 and brings over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector. She spent over a decade providing mental health services to veterans, the homeless, and immigrant populations in San Francisco and New York City. As a clinical social worker for the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the V.A. Medical Center, Joan primarily engaged clients in individual and group psychotherapy as well as conducted outreach and case management. She has also worked in the field of development and fundraising for various non-profit organizations including The Harlem Children’s Zone and The Doe Fund. Currently, Joan manages the grant portfolio for the Norman Foundation - a small family foundation that engages in social justice philanthropy.

Born to immigrant Filipino parents, Joan earned her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. She currently serves on the New York Women’s Foundation’s Grants Advisory Committee and is an active volunteer at Xavier Mission. Born and raised in Southern California, Joan moved to New York City in 2004, and currently resides with her husband Gary and their daughters on Roosevelt Island.