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Joe Voeller

Joe_15_4687Joe Voeller is the foundation’s director of communications. In this role at NoVo, Joe works across the organization to harness the power of strategic communications to advance NoVo’s mission.

Prior to joining NoVo, Joe spent over ten years at the Ford Foundation, where he led communications efforts in such areas as economic justice, the rights of Indigenous peoples, climate change and HIV/AIDS. He also managed an array of media partnerships, authored articles and opinion pieces about the foundation’s work, and developed communications trainings for the foundation’s grantees and partners in the United States and around the world.

A native of Minnesota, Joe began his career in Washington, DC, working as a special assistant for the White House Millennium Council in the Clinton Administration. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University and an M.S. in Strategic Communications from Columbia University.

Joe enjoys traveling and loves recommendations for off-the-beaten-path destinations. He can often be found jogging around Central Park, or making a creative excuse about how he’ll get to that tomorrow.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.