Josh is a senior strategy consultant at Strategy Matters where he works with government agencies, nonprofits, and businesses to develop creative approaches to complex organizational and societal challenges. Josh’s work is predicated on the notion that people, and the organizations they comprise, are capable of achieving extraordinary things, given a rigorous assessment of the principles that motivate them and the environments in which they operate, and clarity concerning their goals. He is trained in a variety of facilitation and mediation techniques, including Technologies of Participation, and Essential Partners.
Josh's work as a strategy consultant is informed by a background that spans a number of disciplines. He was a founder and director of Ayuda Directa USA, an international nonprofit collaborating with rural and indigenous communities across Ecuador to improve infrastructure, and promote access to education and healthcare. Josh also spent a number of years in academia where he taught courses on ethics, biomedical ethics, and philosophy of physics. During that time, his research was focused primarily on issues in the foundations of spacetime physics. Most recently, he served as a two-term board member at the Massachusetts Office for Victims Assistance (MOVA), beginning with his appointment by Governor Patrick in 2013. During his tenure on the MOVA board, Josh worked on behalf of victims, witnesses, and survivors, by supporting strategic allocations of resources to ensure equitable access to a full spectrum of services, and by advocating for changes in policy and legislation.
Josh holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a B.A. in philosophy from Reed College.