Josh plays a primary role in coordinating and growing Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s online presence informed by the organization’s marketing strategy, employing Web analytics, social media messaging and e-communications. He also manages LBBC’s presence across channels, including but not limited Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and our award-winning blog. Josh started working for LBBC in 2012 as writer and Web content coordinator.
In 2014, Josh co-founded LBBC’s Twitter Chats to provide information and support to the organization’s online audience. LBBC’s Twitter Chats have focused on topics like triple-negative breast cancer, financial concerns, nutrition, intimacy and sexuality and breast reconstruction. Josh also authored the first Breast Cancer inFocus brochure, which provided tips and resources for LGBT people diagnosed with the disease.
Born and raised in Delaware County, Josh graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and women’s studies. Before joining LBBC, Josh was an online reporter for Philly.com’s blog, Neighbors Main Line, where he wrote news and feature stories about the suburbs northwest of Philadelphia. He has previously written for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia City Paper.
In his spare time, Josh enjoys reading, writing, obsessing over superheroes and nerd culture, cooking, jogging, exploring Philadelphia’s food scene and watching excessive amounts of TV and film.
What inspires my work at LBBC:Hearing and helping people tell their stories. I’ve read or listened to the stories of women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Many of these stories are heartbreaking, but typically all of them are inspiring and healing in their own unique way. It’s an honor to help share these stories online or in print. It’s moving to see readers comment online and relate to the people who’ve shared their experiences with breast cancer.
My favorite quotes to live by:“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
– William Shakespeare
“There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.”
― Adrienne Rich
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
– Dr. Seuss