Josh Barousse

Josh is San José Spotlight’s co-founder and executive director, and is excited about building partnerships in the community, fundraising and coordinating events.

His professional career has included roles with the Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits, various state and city lawmakers and Silicon Valley At Home, where he served as Political Manager and led advocacy campaigns for affordable housing policies including a plan to double Mountain View’s affordable housing stock. Most recently, Josh worked for the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas as an Outreach Specialist, establishing community partnerships and providing outreach for vocational training to youth, adults and displaced workers.

As a volunteer, Josh has served on the board of numerous community organizations, including the city of San Jose Human Rights Commission, City of San José Independent Police Auditor Advisory Committee, East Side Union High School District Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, the District 8 Community Roundtable, and as a Fellow with the New Leaders Council- Silicon Valley, Latino Leadership Alliance and the American Leadership Forum.

Josh is a San Jose native who grew up in Evergreen and graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology- Community Change and a Master of Public Administration degree. In his free time, Josh enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with his wife, Ramona, their daughter Vienna and dog, Lucky.