Joseph Amodeo, MPA, MA, MS, CRC
Senior Director of Strategy & Communications
Joseph Amodeo serves as the Senior Director of Strategy and Communications at QSAC. In this capacity, Joseph oversees vocational services, the National External Diploma Program (NEDP) for high school equivalency, and the agency’s development and communications efforts.
Joseph originally joined QSAC in 2012 as the Director of Development. In this role, Joseph helped to significantly grow the agency’s philanthropic support while also spearheading the launch of an array of programs and innovative partnerships with the private sector and government agencies. Before QSAC, Joseph held various program and development roles at PowerMyLearning, Marist College, and the New York State Dental Foundation. Joseph also served as an adjunct professor of political science at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.
Joseph holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University at Buffalo, a Master's in Public Administration from Marist College, and a Master of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany. Currently, he is a doctoral student at Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Worker where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in social welfare. His research interests pertain to the development and evaluation of best practices for supporting transition-age youth with autism and other disabilities preparing for life after high school.
He is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Certified Case Manager (CCM), SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP), and a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD).