Joel Segal is the National Campaign Director of the Bring America Home Campaign, a national campaign to end homelessness and unemployment for the homeless. He is a former board member of the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Joel received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1985 and 1989. Joel was the former senior legislative assistant and speech writer for Rep. John Conyers from 2000-2013, and was one of the lead staffers in Congress working on universal health care, homelessness, global HIV/AIDS, and ending poverty.
He was the staff director of Rep. Conyers’ Congressional Universal Health Care Task Force and the Out of Poverty Caucus. Joel recruited rock star Bono to address global HIV/AIDS, and was the senior technical consultant to Michael Moore’s movie SICKO. Joel was the founder and leader of the 2000 Universal Health Care and Global HIV/AIDS civil society advocacy movements in America.
Currently, Joel is serving as a Senior Fellow at the George Mason University Center For World Religions, Diplomacy, & Conflict Resolution, and a visiting Lecturer at the University of California, Washington, DC. Fun Fact about Joel is that he is a professional bass player, recording artist, and music composer.