Senior Director of Character Initiatives
Jolleen Wagner is Senior Director of Character Initiatives of the Brilla Schools Network. After serving for three years as a Lasallian volunteer and teacher at the San Miguel School – Gary Comer Campus in Chicago, Jolleen Wagner became the Lasallian Volunteers’ associate director in 2007 and director in 2011. She was responsible for the vision and guidance of a faith-based, long-term volunteer program focused on service to at-risk populations through education and social services. In addition to her work for Lasallian Volunteers, Jolleen has been called upon by the De La Salle Christian Brothers to evaluate existing and to develop new formation programs, lead and design immersion trips, and present at and facilitate various events focused on faith, service, and community around the world. As a member of the International Council of Young Lasallians and the chair of the Regional Young Lasallian Committee, she led at the international and regional levels to illuminate and invigorate the Young Lasallian voice for the future of the mission of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. A native of Green Island, New York, Jolleen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Siena College in 2004, where she was honored in 2014 with the Franciscan Spirit Award, a Distinguished Alumni Award.
“I must enter into all that I do with a spirit of love.”