Josh Lader, MPA, Director, Volunteer Services and The Heart Institute of Dayton
Josh Lader was named the first Executive Director of The Heart Institute of Dayton in January 2009. In July 2012, Lader was appointed Director, Volunteer Services and The Heart Institute of Dayton at Good Samaritan Hospital. Lader was previously the Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Israel/Overseas Programs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. Prior to the Jewish Federation, Lader served almost 3 years with City of Dayton, Ohio as the Legislative Aide to the Mayor at the City of Dayton. Prior to his employment at the City of Dayton, he served five and a half years working in the Office of the Mayor of Tempe, Arizona. Lader received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Minor in Mass Communications in May of 2000 and a Master of Public Administration degree in May of 2003, both from Arizona State University in Tempe.
His experiences include being elected to three terms as National Youth Program Chairman for Sister Cities International. In 1999, at the age of 21, Lader was the youngest person every elected to the adult board of directors of Sister Cities International. Lader was the youngest keynote speaker at the 2000 Chinese International Friendship Conference in Beijing, China. Lader was honored with the 2002 Joan Frazer Memorial Award by Hillel at Arizona State University, for his achievement in short story writing. In 2011, Lader was honored as one of recipients of the Dayton Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award.
Lader was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona, is an avid sports fan and tennis player.