F. Joshua (Josh) Dein, VMD, MS is a wildlife veterinarian with 30 years of experience working with the US Department of the Interior. He served in different capacities, as the Department of the Interior Animal Welfare Officer, Endangered Species Veterinarian, Research Veterinarian, and Project Manager for multiple data integration and biosurveillance projects. He was involved in many national and international collaborative efforts, and now uses that experience developing OneScience Partners, a consulting group assisting with institutional collaborations. Josh also has academic positions in the veterinary schools at the University of Wisconsin, and Hokkaido University in Japan.
Before moving to Vermont, he served on the Planning Commission and Chaired the Comprehensive Planning Steering Committee in the Town of Primrose, Wisconsin. In Shelburne, Josh has served on the Natural Resources and Conservation Committee. He lives in Shelburne Heights with his wife, Marla Handy, PhD, a consultant for non-profit organizations, and one of the OneScience Partners. They share their home with three rescue cats, and two rescue parrots. His son Robin is an environmental educator.
Josh was elected to the Selectboard March 1, 2016 and is serving a three year term.