– Professional Services Team Member
Serving in the disability community since the year 2000, Joe Chiappetta is a community organizer, award-winning author, and trainer. As Chicago’s Director of MERCYWORLDWIDE, Chiappetta has increased the scope of the organization from annual to monthly service projects helping people with disabilities whose families are no longer involved in their lives.
Joe is also the founder of Chicago’s Workforce Developer Network (WDN). It’s the oldest collaborative of organizations working together to place more people with disabilities in jobs. In 2014, employers hired 137 people with disabilities through WDN, which generated nearly $2 million in benefits to society.