Leadership Team

Joshua Philbrook

President, DENS

Josh has devoted almost 15 years to the betterment and sustainability of the life science and healthcare sectors. His work has been focused in laboratory and hospital environments, including serving 3 years as Director of Facility Operations at Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) in Mirebalais, Haiti, overseeing the management and training of local technicians across the 300-bed, state-of-the-art hospital.

Prior to his work in Haiti, Josh held progressive positions at UMass Memorial Medical Center – from consultant to life safety officer and manager of facilities.

Josh is passionate about helping people discover non-traditional career pathways into facility services in the life science and healthcare industries. It was through his work at UMass Memorial Medical Center, managing various technicians in multiple trades, that he experienced first-hand the vital importance of his team’s work in patient care. Since then, he has been an advocate for developing trade opportunities that create partnerships within these life-saving and patient-centered industries.

Josh holds a Masters degree in public policy and administration from Concordia University and sits on the Boston Board of Advisors for Life Science Cares. Originally from Maine, Josh resides in Arlington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Julia, sons, Alexander and Jack, and dog Puddles (who they rescued and adopted during their time in Haiti). Josh enjoys attending live music events, listening to podcasts, traveling, and meditation.