Joe Roberts serves as chair of the board of JSpaceCanada and is an experienced senior executive, organizational leader, and development expert. Founder & CEO of two startups, Roberts has also served in C-level roles in Jewish Federations and pro-Israel organizations in London, Ontario, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Boston, and Columbus, Ohio. Beginning his career in politics, Roberts managed strategy for electoral campaigns, issue advocacy initiatives, ballot measures, and lobbied members of the United States Congress, Senate, and the House of Commons. After nearly a decade of political work, Roberts ran for and won the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional District in Ohio. Roberts has raised over $100 million dollars for philanthropic causes that matter and led the effort to build support for Birthright Israel in Los Angeles. A committed progressive Zionist, Joe also serves as Chair of Meretz Canada and is on the board of directors of the Ontario Autism Coalition. He currently lives in Cobourg, Ontario with his incredible wife and their two young sons.