Chief Programs and Community Engagement Officer
San Diego Seniors Community Foundation
Joe Gavin Bio Joe Gavin joined the San Diego Seniors Community Foundation in December 2018. Previously, Joe worked for seven ½ years for Serving Seniors, a San Diego non-profit dedicated to helping seniors in poverty live healthy and fulfilling lives. His last role was Director of Integrated Services with the primary responsibility of oversight of all programs provided by the interdisciplinary team at the organization’s flagship community site, the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center. At SDSCF, Joe brings a thorough knowledge of the San Diego older adult network and expertise on programs/services, older adult infrastructure and the biopsychosocial gerontological environment. Joe was the lead author of the 2019 SDSCF Senior Center Assessment and the 2022 SDSCF San Diego Master Plan for Senior Centers. He leads the grantmaking efforts that have provided critical funding to over 40 San Diego senior centers, community centers, and nonprofit agencies. He is the facilitator of the San Diego Senior Center Coalition and is the foundation’s point person and driver in developing relationships with elected officials, government agencies, and the aging services network. Joe holds a B.S. in psychology from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, and a M.S.in gerontology from San Diego State University.