Jogchum has over 20 years of experience working on: community development, sustainability, small business development, and not-for-profit work. As a professional in real estate development & program management, his career has focused on improving and preserving affordable housing through stakeholder engagement, program design and implementation and creative problem solving. He is passionate about helping to develop sustainable communities and improving the lives of families most in need. In his work at HUD Jogchum has directed HUD’s public-private self-sufficiency programming under the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, ConnectHome and the EnVision Center Initiatives. Jogchum earned a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Chemistry from Emory University and attended Medical School at the University of Amsterdam.
Jogchum past work includes small business & community development working to help small local minority owned businesses to succeed while creating training and employment opportunities for returned citizens & unemployed low-income residents. Jogchum, was responsible for designing, launching and implementing local and national low-income energy efficiency programs. Through his efforts over 70,000 low-income households were served improving residents’ lives, safety & comfort while maintaining affordable utility bills.
Outside of work, Jogchum is on the board of a local non-profit whose mission is to serve those most in need of food while reducing the environmental impact of food waste through composting. Jogchum helped to develop a zero-waste closed loop collaboration of farm to table food services working with local farmers in Montgomery county to bring fresh and affordable food to families in need while bringing locally produced compost to farmers by diverting thousands of tons of food scraps from landfills.