Pierre Joseph currently serves as the director of strategic philanthropy and impact investing for the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers. He brings 10 years’ experience working in various roles in government, philanthropy, and the non-profit sector.
Prior to joining NMAG, Pierre served as a program officer at the Solidago Foundation, where designed and developed national and place-based grantmaking strategies to support more inclusive economies. He is interested in how emerging financing strategies, blended funding streams and democratized access to capital, can build wealth, expand opportunity, and increase economic mobility in underserved communities throughout the United States.
Pierre started his career as a policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. At HHS, Pierre staffed the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services where he worked on many issues ranging from two-generation approaches to child poverty, substance use disorder, and linking health systems transformation to the broader social determinants of health. Additionally, he served in roles at the Administration for Children and Families and the White House Rural Council.
Pierre earned his B.A. in political science from Amherst College, with a concentration in urban politics and policy. In 2014 Pierre was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar. He serves on the board of directors of two national nonprofit organizations, Liberation in a Generation, and Freefrom.
When he is not working, Pierre enjoys running, video games, podcasting, and spending time with his family.