Joel Ervice is the associate director of Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP), which works to reduce the burden of asthma through clinical management and environmental protection. Since 2003, he has helped lead RAMP from its regional focus to a nationally recognized resource. In partnership with RAMP's director, Joel manages organizational development, financial sustainability and communications activities. In 2007, RAMP was designated a Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Joel manages several disparities projects, including a five-year, multi-million-dollar grant focusing on African-American and Latino communities. He contributes to environmental health and justice initiatives, including the Ditching Dirty Diesel Collaborative. Joel also oversees advocacy on air quality, schools and other issues.
Joel was drawn into public health as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. Over 15 years, he has developed expertise in organizational leadership, community capacity building and advocacy on public health and environmental issues. He previously worked at the Berkeley Media Studies Group as a media advocacy trainer and with the National Economic Development and Law Center on child care economic development policy.
Joel graduated cum laude from Whitman College and as a member of the national Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.