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Meet our Team: Loni Wellman

by Carolann Verrioli

Loni Wellman: Good Neighbor Program Director

Name and pronouns:

Loni Wellman (she/her/hers)

Title and time you have been with the organization:

Good Neighbor Program Director 4 years in November

What is your role here at Goodwill of the Finger Lakes?

I have the BEST job here. The Good Neighbor team partners with area organizations, non-profits, and schools to get folks that are overcoming barriers the items that they need. Whether it’s a book bag for school, dishes for a new apartment, or a winter coat for our signature Rochester Winters, we make sure the community is covered. I also manager our volunteer and intern program.

What do you enjoy most about working at Goodwill?

It’s the people. My colleagues, both at Goodwill and in the community are some of the most determined people. I love learning from them.

What activities do you enjoy in your free time?/What is a fun fact about yourself?

I am a homebody. I spent my late 20s traveling the world when I worked for Royal Caribbean and now I love nothing more than being at home with my fiancé Justin and my animals, Hamlet, Oliver, and Charlie.

Goodwill of the Finger Lakes is a not-for-profit organization supporting the Rochester and Syracuse area communities. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes along with Goodwill Vision Enterprises (formerly ABVI) have a very long and successful history of creating job opportunities and serving the community through the Good Neighbor program, 211/LIFE LINE, and our vision services. In addition, we have several Goodwill thrift store locations offering second-hand clothing for men, women, and children as well as home goods and other accessories.