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Joseph Zolobczuk

Yes Institute


Joseph has served on staff with YES Institute for 25 years. As Executive Director of YES Institute, Joseph supports and guides an amazing team who leads continuing education courses for teachers, mental health therapists and medical professionals across South Florida – and national communities via Zoom – working to reduce health disparities of youth and families impacted by gender stereotypes and anti-gay social stigmas. He also serves communities throughout the U.S. through SAMHSA’s TA Network, providing cultural and linguistic consultation to systems of care with youth and adult mental health and substance abuse prevention populations.

Joseph has co-authored two public health studies, the first anti-gay and gender-related school bullying study in Florida and a study comparing workplace harassment and inclusion training levels among helping professionals

Joseph also co-produced and directed the LGBTQ Diversity & Inclusion video training for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Miami Begins With Me hospitality online training certification program. He is invited as a guest speaker to hospitals, mental health networks, and other community agencies locally and across the US to reduce disparities and improve health outcomes for youth and adults who represent diverse experiences of gender and orientation.

He completed his Masters in Education from the University of Miami, School of Education & Human Development in May 2012, and was awarded the Student Silver Medallion award for humanitarian service from the Miami Coalition of Christians & Jews (MCCJ) that same year.