Meet The Team.

Tom on the Ice

Joshua Rosenthal


Josh’s journey with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) began in 1997 when his brother Justin suffered an accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. In 2001 while they were both attending college in South Florida, Josh met Tom’s brother Chris. The two bonded over their love of music and the New York/Boston sports rivalry, and a lifelong friendship was formed. In the summer of 2008, Josh got the call about Tom’s first accident from Chris and rushed out to Massachusetts from New York to help the Smith family navigate that tough time.

Through his experience with his own brother, Josh had become incredibly familiar with SCI rehabilitation, spending time with his brother at the Kessler Rehabilitation Center, Rusk Rehabilitation Center at NYU Langone, and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The unlikely events of two friends whose younger brothers had both suffered SCI brought the families closer together, and as Tom began to develop The Thomas E. Smith Foundation Josh got involved as a supporter. He moved from New York to Boston in 2017 and joined the foundation as a Director in 2022.

Josh is a veteran of two overseas deployments and currently serving as an officer in the New York Army National Guard. His professional experience includes executive positions in both Commercial Real Estate and Technology. He is currently living in Boston with his wife Amanda where he serves as the Chief of Operations for the Boston Public Library.