St. John United Way hires community impact manager

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 12, 2012

LAPLACE — St. John United Way recently welcomed the newest member of its team, John Olynick.

Olynick started as SJUW’s community impact manager on Dec. 3. This is a new position for St. John United Way to assist in managing the partner agency selection process as well as its many funded programs.  

SJUW funds more than 24 programs and agencies providing services to St. John the Baptist Parish. Last year, more than 10,000 residents were served by a United Way-funded program or service.

One of SJUW’s newest programs, Imagination Library, is now providing free high-quality and age-appropriate books to more than 550 children, age birth to 5, in St. John the Baptist Parish.  

Olynick is a resident of LaPlace and comes to SJUW with more than 35 years of nonprofit experience.

“I am excited to begin my work with St. John United Way to do my part in moving the organization forward and help create lasting changes in St. John the Baptist Parish,” he said.

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