Josh was previously an Entrepreneur in Residence at Emerson Collective, where he explored the role of technology in community organizing. Josh also co-founded Medic and served as its CEO for 11 years before transitioning to the organization’s board. While leading Medic, Josh worked alongside community health workers and a global team to improve health in the hardest-to-reach communities. Medic’s open-source software helps 40,000 community health workers as they care for 20 million people in Africa and Asia.
Josh is an Ashoka Fellow, PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, and Rainer Arnhold Fellow. He served on the Board of Directors for Developing Radio Partners and IntraHealth International. Josh was selected by Devex as one of 40 Under 40 Leaders in International Development, received the Truman Award for Innovation from the Society for International Development, and was named by Forbes as one of the world’s 30 top social entrepreneurs. In 2014, Medic received a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. In 2016, Josh accepted a Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award. Josh studied global health and bioethics at Stanford University, where his qualitative research focused on pediatric HIV/AIDS in Malawi.