Congratulations to the 2018 Parade Marshal Joanne Miller!
Early on Joanne became involved in the Westfield community, becoming active at St. Mary’s Church serving as a CCD teacher in the religious education program.
She worked as a Registered Nurse in community health throughout Western MA and joined the staff of the Westfield Public Schools as a School Nurse, working at Juniper Park Elementary School and Russell Elementary School retiring in June after twenty eight years of service. While working as a School Nurse worked with another teacher to establish a Food Pantry and initiated a Christmas Angel program where staff provided Christmas gifts to help families in need in our school family.
Joanne was an original member of the Sons of Erin Soup Kitchen Committee serving a meal once a month at the Our Community Table and continue to volunteer at the soup kitchen with a group known as “Friends”.
Joanne also volunteered as a Registered Nurse and served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Westfield Free Health Services which provided free medical care for the uninsured and underserved of the greater Westfield community for over five years until it closed in 2014. She joined the St. Vincent DePaul Society in 2004, serving as its' president for 9 years.