Following 25+ years as a part-time resident, Joel became a full-time resident of Telluride Lodge in 2018.. He is a Doctor of Public Health, Professor Emeritus, and former academic dean at the University of Georgia and the University of Kentucky. He is currently doing domestic and international consulting. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Montrose Regional Health, and serves on the Board of the National Board of Public Health Examiners. He also served on the HOA Board in the 2000's.