Joseph Toolan

CRN (2023)

Senior Manager of America the Beautiful for All Coalition Strategy and Development


Annapolis, Maryland, Maryland

Personal pronouns: He, him, his

Joe (he/him/el) serves as the Senior Manager of America the Beautiful for All Coalition Strategy and Development. He works with funders to support conserving 30% of lands, waters, and oceans nationally by 2030, more specifically to benefit frontline and communities of color. The Coalition is the largest environmental coalition that actually looks and sounds like America. He has a background in philanthropy, community stewardship, behavior change, and building capacity of individual organizations and networks of nonprofits. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Geographical Sciences with a concentration in Environment Systems and Natural Resource Management from the University of Maryland, College Park and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University.

Joe, born in Guatemala, was adopted in the 90s and grew up in Maryland. He identifies as a queer, latine, indigenous, transracial international adoptee (and adoption educator) and environmentalist. Joe is the Chair of Annapolis Pride, a Commissioner on the State of Maryland Commission for LGBTQIA+ Affairs where he served as the first Chair from 2021-2023 as the Commission was established, a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program, a Planning Committee Member for the Naturally Latinos Conference and the Chesapeake Watershed Forum, and serves as a mentor in the Young Professionals of Color program with the Choose Clean Water Coalition. Joe was also named Best Advocate in Anne Arundel County in 2023. When Joe is not working, you can find him reading a good book, diamond painting, or hanging out with his chosen family.