Joellen Leavelle joined USAging in July 2017 as Communications Director. In addition to being USAging's liaison with the media, Joellen is responsible for ensuring that all USAging publications, social media properties, websites and collateral materials reflect the organization’s mission of building the capacity of its members to assist older adults and people with disabilities so they may live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities.
Joellen comes to USAging from the Pension Rights Center where she was Communications and Outreach Director. While there Joellen promoted the Pension Counseling and Information Program and worked with retirees on communications strategies to help them secure their rightfully-earned pension benefits.
Joellen holds a bachelor’s degree in English from James Madison University and received a Master of the Arts degree in Communications from Trinity University.