Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving vulnerable youth and families in southern Illinois, has hired Julie Neuner as its Chief Program Officer. “We are so pleased to have Julie as part of our Hoyleton family, her passion and experience is what we need to propel us to the next level,” said Chris Cox, Hoyleton President and CEO.
Julie Neuner brings over 20 years of experience in K-12 education and local non-profit youth program creation. She found her passion to serve as a community and school literacy director creating and implementing sustainable programs for children. After a decade of serving children locally, she stepped into a national role to further her reach in school improvement efforts. Neuner worked another decade as a national consultant and as a director managing teams deployed in diverse school districts around the country. During this time, she worked closely with school and district leaders to become data driven to improve outcomes for children in poverty and impacted by trauma to close the achievement gap. Most recently, prior to accepting her position with Hoyleton she served as the Chief Program Officer for TechBridge, Inc., an Atlanta-based nonprofit with the mission to break the cycle of generational poverty. She led workforce development program expansion at a national level building teams focused on programs designed for vulnerable youth and low-income parents, preparing them to earn a livable wage and a sustainable career for their families.
Neuner is committed to Hoyleton’s mission of enabling all people, young and old alike, to realize the wholeness of life that God intends by enhancing current programs and proactively adding additional services and resources based on the needs of the communities we serve. She is especially excited to work with the Hoyleton team to further implement CARE best practices and Therapeutic Intervention Crisis strategies to help the children and families served reach their fullest potential.
Julie and her husband Dean, have four grown sons. Nate resides in Portland, OR and is a professional musician who also works in construction; Brendan is an IT professional and lives in the metro-east area; Clayton is a music producer and works in talent management in Los Angeles; and Dylan is a sports broadcasting/journalism student beginning his final year at Southeast Missouri State University. In her spare time, Julie enjoys traveling to visit her children, reading, gardening, and practicing yoga. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and a Master’s in Education from Southwestern College in Wichita, Kansas.