Joel Van Owens
Joel Van Owens, American community development practitioner, consultant.
Owens, Joel Van was born on December 6, 1952 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of Joseph and Bertha Dean (Masters) Owens.
Bachelor cum laude, Malone College, 1983. Master in City and Regional Planning, Pratt Institute, 1992.
Instructor United Cerebral Palsy Association and Development Disabilities Center, Canton, Ohio, 1971-1976. Branch manager, job developer/counselor Massillon (Ohio) Urban League, 1976-1978, director housing counseling services, 1979-1980. Executive director Neighborhood Conservation Services of Baberton (Ohio), Inc., 1980-1984.
Neighborhood impact officer field services division Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, Baltimore, 1984-1986. Interim executive director mutual housing association Mutual Housing Association Baltimore, Inc., 1986-1987. Program review officer research and evaluation division Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, since 1987.
Director development Baltimore Corporation for Housing Partnerships, 1989-1990. Principal Community Consultant, since 1983. Chairman board dirs and staff development committee Maryland Low Income Housing Coalition, 1990-1991.
Chairman steering committee Development Leadership Network, 1988-1989. Secretary Akron-Summit County Community Housing Resources Board, 1982-1984. Chairman housing committee Northeast Four County Regional Development Organization, 1981-1982.