Joe has served on the Children’s Campaign Fund board of directors since 1999, with a variety of roles – serving as board chair and co-chair, chair of the endorsement committee, and member of fundraising and marketing committees. He is a longtime development and advocacy professional, with years of experience advocating for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Formerly the Director of Advocacy at the Arc of King County, and member of the Governor’s Committee on Disabilities, he currently serves on the King County Division of Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board.
Previously, Joe served as the human services analyst on the staff of King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, responsible for staffing the Best Starts for Kids and Veterans Senior Human Services Levy legislative processes, as well as arts, parks, and human services. Earlier in Joe’s career, he served as a legislative assistant to two members of the State House of Representatives.
Professionally, Joe is responsible for major gifts fundraising as the Director of Donor Relations at Youth Eastside Services, a non-profit organization that provides mental health counseling, substance use with co-occurring disorder counseling and treatment, early childhood behavioral health services, psychiatric services, school-based services, and education and prevention programs for children and youth, ages birth to 22, and their families in East King County. An active fundraiser in his profession, Joe has worked in the development departments of Kindering, Legal Foundation of Washington’s LAW Fund among others.
A resident of Shoreline, Joe is active on the Shoreline Rotary and other community activities including membership on North Urban Human Services Alliance, the Washington State Fathers Network, and past volunteering as a CASA/Guardian Ad Litem, Seattle Police Department Victims Advocate, and Crisis Line phoneworker for Crisis Connections (formerly Crisis Clinic). He and his wife, Amanda (also a CCF board member), raise their three children in the Briarcrest neighborhood.