Dr. Bilan Joseph is the Strategic Initiative Manager at the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. In this role, Dr. Joseph is responsible for supporting the execution of the Foundation’s non-grant portfolio of strategic programmatic initiatives, which advance our mission of achieving health equity through racial equity.
Dr. Joseph has extensive experience in collective impact, strategic planning and implementation, and program and project management. She is also trained in Courageous Conversations About Race Protocol and has a certification in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion from the University of South Florida.
Prior to joining the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, Dr. Joseph served as the Executive Director of Thrive by Five, a network of over 25 partners working across diverse sectors to collectively impact the percentage of Pinellas children entering kindergarten holistically “ready” to be there.
Dr. Joseph is also a licensed educator with over a decade of experience in secondary and post-secondary education. In her personal time, she facilitates conversations about race locally and nationally through the lens of faith and racial reconciliation. This includes designing and facilitating personalized Whiteness at Work debriefing sessions for business leaders and their staff members.
Dr. Joseph holds a Doctor of Education degree specializing in Reading and Literacy from Capella University. She also has a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Administration from Jones International University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a concentration in secondary education from Georgia State University.