We are excited to introduce Joel McReynolds, the newest member of Banyan’s Team. He started with Banyan Community in July as the Family & Community Engagement Manager and will lead the team working with families and community members. Joel is a dedicated nonprofit professional and social justice advocate who joins Banyan Community with a strong community development background. He has experience in youth mentoring, community gardens, refugee programming, nonprofit administration, and fundraising. Joel’s passion for building leaders via an asset based approach aligns seamlessly with Banyan’s philosophy. Joel studied Public Administration and Ethnic & Racial Studies at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and received his Master’s in Applied Community & Economic Development from Illinois State University.