Joy Fowler
Chief Diversity and Equity Officer Joy Fowler

Joy C. Fowler, MBA, CDE®

Chief Diversity and Equity Officer


Joy Fowler currently serves as Multnomah County’s Chief Diversity and Equity Officer. As an advisor to the Multnomah Chair and a member of the County leadership team, Joy ensures that equity and inclusion is infused in the County’s culture, strategies, and goals. In addition, she is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the County’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts, both those related to internal systems and culture as well as community facing policies and programs.

Joy has an extensive background in designing, implementing, and sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. In past roles she was responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the strategic framework for internal diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. Joy earned her MBA from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree from Bernard M. Baruch College, C.U.N.Y. in New York. She is also a Certified Diversity Executive®.

 On a personal note, Joy a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., volunteers with Portland Workforce Alliance, is a Past Board Chair of Caldera Arts, and serves on the Portland Leadership Council of the United Negro College Fund. She is dedicated to spending time with her 3 grandsons, traveling, and serving as Co-founder of A MIRacle Foundation, Inc., a foundation that supports children with special needs along with the families/caregivers and organizations that care for them.