Patrick Oakford

Senior Manager for Programs and Engagement

JUST Capital

Patrick Oakford is the Senior Manager for Programs and Engagement at JUST Capital. He is responsible for JUST’s programmatic work on workplace issues, focusing on increasing economic opportunities for frontline and contract workers. Prior to joining JUST, Patrick was a Senior Policy Advisor in Governor Cuomo’s office. There he developed and advanced employment policies, including on issues relating to portable benefits, retirement security, and workforce development. As a Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor under Secretary Tom Perez, he worked closely with senior leadership to implement the Department’s regulatory agenda and help develop policies to strengthen labor protections for workers.

Patrick received a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford.