Stephany Nellessen Zeyadeh. (Courtesy United Way)

United Way hires ‘community engagement coordinator’

Metro Wire Staff

The United Way of Portage County has hired a new community engagement coordinator.

Stephany Nellessen Zeyadeh, a native of Portage Co., will coordinate United Way’s Volunteer Center. She will also take on duties related to Make a Difference Day, Project Fresh Start, Community Diaper Drive, promoting volunteerism, and the organization’s 211 helpline.

Zeyadeh attended the UW-Stevens Point where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Spanish with minors in sociology and teaching English as a second language. Before joining the United Way, she worked with various nonprofits around the nation that have a focus on immigrant and refugee rights, homelessness, mental health, and substance use.

Zeyadeh spent several months volunteering abroad, where she met her husband, before returning to Portage Co. to be near her family. Stephany resides in Plover with her husband, Yazan, and her grandmother Audrey.

“I’ve lived a lot of places, and there is something truly unique about Portage County,” Zeyadeh said in a news release from the United Way. “I am honored for this opportunity to work with such a caring group of individuals that genuinely work every day to strengthen our community.”

More information about United Way of Portage County is available online at www.unitedwaypoco.org or by calling 715-341-6740.