Josh Wallack is a program officer on Ford’s Civic Engagement and Government team. His work focuses on supporting coalitions—outside and within government—that build models of governance by and for the many, not the few.  

Before joining the foundation, Josh served in New York City government for over 20 years; he most recently supported the team that implemented Pre-K for All, a program that offers free, full-day pre-kindergarten education to all city families. Before that, he worked for over a decade in economic and workforce development for New York City, community development, and nonprofit groups.

Josh has advised early childhood groups around the country and written about program implementation in government. He was a Leadership in Government Fellow at the Open Society Foundations.