Dave Joseph, MSW, is currently a Senior Associate at Essential Partners, after serving as Director of Programs from 2005-2017. He has provided dialogue training and consultation in the US, Canada, Greece, Indonesia, Romania, Thailand, Nigeria, Liberia, and Burundi, over the past 15+ years. He has designed and facilitated training and dialogues about polarized issues such as immigration, class, race, intra and inter-faith, gender, marriage equality, domestic violence, political differences, and many other issues in the United States. His international work has focused on promoting interfaith coexistence and collaboration; restoring and enhancing community resilience in post-conflict situations; and immigration.

Dave is also is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders International and currently serves as its Board Chair. Previously, he co-founded and served as the Executive Director of the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island. His background also includes having directed mental health and addictions treatment programs at community mental health centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

  • Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts, USA, MSW
  • Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, USA B.A.