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Executive Director





Joshua Wisch is the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai'i.

Josh has almost two decades of cross-sector professional experience in Hawai‘i. He served as a private sector litigator, District Director for a member of Congress, Deputy Director for a Hawai‘i state agency, manager of multiple political campaigns in Hawai‘i, and as a member of the leadership team for the State Attorney General when Hawai‘i sued the federal government to overturn the discriminatory Muslim ban.  

Josh serves on the advisory board for the Sex Abuse Treatment Center of Hawai‘i, is a member of the Omidyar Fellows Program, and is a frequent public speaker.

Josh earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, his master’s degrees with honors from the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, and graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, during which time he had the privilege of working for Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink, one of the main authors of Title IX.