Senior Director of Family Permanency Services
Joseph Toles is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Physical Education Teacher, School Counselor and experienced high school coach. He received his masters in Sports Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1985, and he specializes in comprehensive assessment of adolescent needs. A former Division One All-American Track and Field Athlete at Auburn University, Joseph also earned the honor of leading the Tigers team as Captain. He holds one of oldest New York State high school track and field records and continues to stay connected to his roots by coaching high school teams. On top of all this, Joe Toles is a YGB parent and a foster care alum. Over the years, Joe has adopted eight young men into his family. He frequently shares his family’s story to encourage others to take the plunge and consider adopting older youth.