Joanne Weber Catron, A
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP
STRENGTHS: Responsibility, Input, Belief, Relator, Includer
My life’s work has been providing programs for individuals with disabilities, both in the school system and with Special Olympics. I love seeing the success that my students and athletes can obtain by getting connected with the program that fits them the best.
Joanne Weber Catron joined the Alpha Chapter at Longwood University, VA, in the 1980s, and she began volunteering for Alpha Sigma Alpha as the membership advisor for Alpha Chapter in 1997.
Joanne has served the national organization as the Alpha Chapter membership advisor
1997-2011, District 4 meeting coordinator 2008-13, volunteer management team member 2011-present, and the convention event team leader/chairman for the 2014 and 2016 National Convention & Leadership Conferences.
When Joanne was in college, Longwood University hosted a Special Olympics event. She volunteered to help out and has been volunteering for Special Olympics ever since. She began coaching in the 1980s and has coached aquatics, bocce and basketball. Currently Joanne is a local coordinator and coach for Special Olympics Virginia. In the summer of 2014, Joanne served as Virginia’s bocce coach in the 2014 National Games in New Jersey, and in the summer of 2015, she was the bocce coach for Team USA at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
Professionally, Joanne is the lead special education teacher in Virginia. She resides in Keysville, VA, with her husband, William, and is the mother of three children.