Joe is or has been involved in a wide range of philanthropic and community organizations, including:
- The Center for Discovery. Pro bono counsel for R&D initiatives at a leading provider of medical and clinical care and education services for people with complex developmental disabilities.
- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Partners in Health. Pro bono counsel for an international health services joint venture.
- Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Board of DirectorsTrustees.
- Partners Healthcare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, Genetics Advisory Council, past member.
- Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Science and Technology Council, past member.
- CAVU Foundation, Board of Directors, past member. CAVU supported community programs that enhance the health care of underserved children in Massachusetts.
- Venturing Out, Board of Directors, past member. Venturing Out was an innovative not-for-profit organization that taught entrepreneurship to incarcerated and court-involved adults and high-risk youth.
- The Possible Project, Co-Founder of a not-for-profit that helps young people imagine, create and run their own business.
- Slow Money, Maine and New York chapters. Joe worked with leadership to create pathways for individuals and families to provide financial assistance to farmers and agriculture businesses promoting sustainable local food systems. He also developed novel “patient loan” structures that have been used to raise critical financing for businesses that are re-building agricultural and fisheries food infrastructures.
Joe has spoken on business law and ethics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Program of Health Sciences and Technology), Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (Net Impact Conference), and Boston College Law School.
Joe was a member of the National Finance Council and actively involved in the voter protection team for the Stacey Abrams for Governor campaign.