Joshua is a dedicated leader in the DEI field, and brings more than 10 years of racial equity work to his position as Innovation Officer at the Center for Health Equity.
In this role, Joshua builds and sustains community relationships while developing engagement pathways for people to get the learning, connections, and resources they need to co-create racial equity solutions. He leans on his background as a professional trainer and facilitator, as well as his long-standing involvement in community.
Before joining the team at the Center, Joshua worked in the Pinellas County school system and focused his efforts on addressing and eliminating barriers for Black children and LGBTQ+ youth. He is the co-founder of Green Book of Tampa Bay, Inc., a non-profit organization that increases Black economic vitality in Tampa Bay by connecting Black-owned businesses to new consumers, development resources, and a network of collaboration opportunities. He is also an active member of Temple Beth El, where he currently serves as a board member and Social Justice Committee member.
Originally from Oklahoma City, Joshua has been a Tampa Bay resident for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and a certified Courageous Conversations About Race affiliate practitioner. Outside of work, Joshua enjoys camping with his family, collecting vinyl, going to concerts, and watching college football.