Program Officer, Health Equity
Joseph Black oversees the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland's program area for health equity. Over the past decade, Joseph has invested his time, energy, and passion to create equitable solutions that benefit the residents in the city of Cleveland. Prior to this role, Joseph was the Central Promise Neighborhood Community Investment Manager, where he was responsible for supporting residents in developing and implementing transformative strategies in the Central Promise Neighborhood.
Joseph is a proud member of the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Cohort 8, Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland Class 32, and National Urban Fellows Class of 2017. Motivated by his pledge to serve those most in need, Joseph is committed to changing policies that oppress marginalized communities. Most recently Joseph has enjoyed implementing a strategy with the Cleveland Police Department known as the Reverse Ride-Along. As a result of his efforts, nearly 450 officers have connected with more than 2,500 residents throughout the city.
Joseph also serves on the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Board of Commissioners as the Vice-Chair and the Hitchcock Center for Women Board of Directors, chairing the Fund Development and Marketing committee. While undeniably devoted to his work in the community, Joseph is equally committed to his family. Joseph affectionately loves his wife, Amber, and sons Jordan and Isaac who he admits keep him grounded.