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Joey Vossen, J.D., M.U.R.P.

Senior Staff Attorney

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For the last 20 years Joey Vossen has worked at the intersection of land use law, policy, and resource-based program development to promote healthy living systems and climate justice.  Joey joins the Public Health Law Center as a Senior Staff Attorney working with public health advocates, community interest groups, and government agencies to combat the disproportionate impact of environmental injustice on marginalized communities.

Prior to joining PHLC, Joey was General Counsel-Vice President at Westwood Professional Services for 11 years where she led the legal team in board governance, corporate risk management, regulatory compliance and strategically integrating business goals with legal resources.  While at Westwood Joey was recognized with the MSP Business Journal Women in Business Award – 2019 and TBC Notable General Counsel - 2021.  Joey began her legal career at University of Minnesota-Law School Institute on Race and Poverty developing research projects related to segregation in housing and land use as well as investments in protecting natural resources. Following her legal public policy work she joined Larkin Hoffman as a land use and municipal law attorney working with local civic developers and government agencies to foster collaborative solutions to land use rights and impacts.

Joey believes it is critically important to invest time and resources into our collective experiences and co-create elevated shared outcomes, recognizing that we live in a connected ecosystem.  The more we trust, engage, and authentically connect with each other, the stronger our community as well as our health outcomes.

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D., University of Minnesota
M.U.R.P., University of Minnesota