Whether in his home or the halls of power, Justin can help anyone find their place at the table. If he introduced you to your colleague, best friend, or significant other, you’re not alone. It is this deep connection to people—combined with a passion for policy and practical theology—that gives Justin valuable perspective on intersecting issues in the public health, nonprofit, agriculture, and governmental sectors.

An excellent listener and thinker, Justin is adept at helping people navigate both complex systems and values to address what’s behind the issue, find common ground, and work together toward lasting change. As a senior consultant, Justin helps a wide variety of clients across disciplines address the root causes of various health and human services challenges to proactively promote the health of all Michiganders. Clients come to Justin for his deep understanding of food systems, chronic disease prevention, faith communities, and coalition building as well as his strong skills in research, facilitation, data visualization, and training.

Before joining the firm, Justin worked for the Michigan Fitness Foundation, specializing in policy, systems, and environmental change approaches to improve the health and well-being of families facing food insecurity. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Sustainable Food Systems and is actively involved in ministry.

Email: jfast@publicsectorconsultants.com

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Education: BA in Social Relations and Policy with a focus on Religious Politics from Michigan State University and currently pursuing an MS in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College

With PSC since: November 2017

PSC superpower: Making friends with strangers

Favorite part of working at PSC: Turning wonky data into “want-to-hear” stories that shape our lives and our communities

Why Michigan? Family, natural beauty, and Midwestern hospitality