Howard Brown Health Announces Josh Hoen as New Vice President of External Relations

Hoen Arrives at Howard Brown After 14 Years at Teach for America

(February 24, 2022 – Chicago, IL) – Today, Howard Brown Health announced Josh Hoen (he/him) as its new Vice President of External Relations, overseeing the Development and Communications departments. Hoen begins his time at Howard Brown on Tuesday, March 1.

“I’m very excited to enter a new phase of philanthropy and strategic communications at Howard Brown under Josh’s leadership. He has a proven record in nonprofit external relations in Chicago and the Midwest,” said David Ernesto Munar, President and CEO of Howard Brown.

Hoen is an enthusiastic leader who is passionate about building a thriving and more equitable Chicago. Hoen joins the Howard Brown team following a nearly 14-year tenure at Teach For America, where he oversaw a wide variety of large scale change initiatives ranging from technology to philanthropy to program design and partnership.  Most recently as the Chief Operating Officer for Teach For America’s Chicago office, Josh was the architect of the region’s COVID response strategy. By focusing on building the organization’s capacity for learning and innovation, he and the team were able to grow total revenue and expand programs through the first two years of the pandemic.  

“As a pillar in the LGBTQ+ community in Chicago and beyond, Howard Brown Health is a vital source of affirming healthcare for those who need it most,” said Hoen. “I’m eager to begin building relationships on behalf of Howard Brown that will directly support the healthcare needs of the people we serve.”

Hoen graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 with a degree in Economics. He is a member of A Better Chicago’s Impact Council and advises early stage social impact organizations on fundraising and growth strategy. He is passionate about exploring Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods through food and the arts. Josh currently lives in Logan Square with his husband Blair and goldendoodle John.


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Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. We are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment.


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