Josh Levinson grew up in Kāneʻohe and Mānoa and has spent his career working with communities to address their central issues and concerns. As a Principal of 3Point Consulting, Josh was a planner and advisor to many community-based organizations in Hawaiʻi. Josh joined 3Point following two years of service with Governor Neil Abercrombie, first as Field Organizer for the successful 2010 campaign and then as Director of Communications in the Office of the Governor. Until 2010, Josh was President & CEO of Community Links Hawaiʻi, an organization that helped social entrepreneurs jumpstart their enterprises. During Josh’s tenure, Community Links Hawaiʻi incubated 34 charitable projects and managed 71 grants totaling more than $6.2 million.
Before moving home to Hawaiʻi, Josh was Deputy Director of DC Appleseed, a public interest advocacy organization in Washington, DC, where he helped spearhead initiatives that led to sweeping reforms in the District of Columbia government’s response to the city’s HIV/AIDS epidemic and reforming the D.C. government’s regulation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Josh’s past experiences also include working on a large oral history project documenting African-American life in the segregated South; public radio production at Marketplace Productions in Los Angeles; and documenting the occupational health hazards of commercial fishing in North Carolina.
Josh is a graduate of Duke University and holds a Master's degree in Folklore from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was an Archie Green Fellow. Josh lives in Kailua with his wife, son, and daughter.