Josef brings nearly 20 years of experience in partnership development, technology & innovation, and program management through a wide range of social impact ventures including an international pan-disability organization, an open education foundation, a national military engineering association, an East African peace institute, and multiple advisory roles, board positions, and mentorships.
Josef is also the Founder of EightTen, a social enterprise aimed at increasing the engagement and inclusion of people with disabilities in the labor force through skills development, mentoring, and apprenticeship. EightTen works with a wide range of actors in disability from mentoring organizations to apprenticeship programs for youth in transition.
Josef is published in DIVERSEability Magazine, CityMinded.com, and DoItYourself.com. He resides in Denver, Colorado.
Josef’s expertise spans disciplines:
- Disability & Vocational Rehabilitation
- Human-Centered Design & Design Thinking
- Social Impact & Innovation
- B Corporation Formation
- Accessibility & Universal Design
- Organizational Planning & Development
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Program Design & Management
- Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Emerging Technologies
- Workforce Training
- Leadership Development
Josef earned a Master’s degree in International Education & Human Development at George Washington University in Washington, DC. His studies focused on innovation and human rights, international vocational training programs, and gender disparities in developing economies. He also performed a study abroad in Brazil where he studied community organizations in the favelas of São Paulo.