Josh helps build the capacity of the organization: managing and overseeing internal operations, coordinating the Council, and serving as the secondary liaison to the Board. His work is central to RIFPC’s strategic growth and sustainability. He served as an active Council Member for four years (the maximum term), and was a founding board member and treasurer. Most recently serving as Director of the Southern Region for the RI Small Business Development Center at URI, Josh specialized in small business development and smart economic growth. His tenure as a Council and board member has given him a deep understanding of the impacts of food systems advocacy, legislative engagement, and network resilience. Josh holds an MBA from Loyola University New Orleans and honed his professional skills in great cities like NOLA, San Francisco, and Ottawa, Ontario, before returning home to Rhode Island. He’s community-minded and passionate about creating social change and benefits for our communities through social enterprise and shared entrepreneurship/employee ownership.