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consultant , community development practitioner

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, Massillon (Ohio) Urban League, 1979-1980;executive director, Neighborhood Conservation Superior vena cava syndrome 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., Baltimore, 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 Cons., since 1983.

Chairman of the 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 Organisation, 1981-1982.


Married Vicki J. Reiter, August 14, 1981. 1 child: Alexander Van.

Joseph Owens

Bertha Dean (Masters) Owens

Vicki J. Reiter