Joanne Balaschak is the Director of Energy programs at New Opportunities. Her background includes over thirty years of experience working in the energy services field.
At New Opportunities, Joanne is responsible for overseeing the agency's largest operating division which includes energy and weatherization services for a region that includes over sixty-five municipalities. Joanne also serves on the Board of Directors of Operation Fuel, the Low Income Energy Board and is a Weatherization Policy Advisory Committee Member. She is also an on-staff advisor for CAFCA, the Connecticut Association for Community Action, regarding energy related issues.
Prior to joining New Opportunities in 1988, Joanne worked for the State of Connecticut monitoring energy programs for nearly a decade.
Joanne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University. She has also earned the designation of as Family Development for Leaders Certificate from the Children's Trust Fund & University of Connecticut School of Development and Family Studies.
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