Director of Operations
Public Health Alliance of Southern California
Bill Sadler has a background in urban planning and its intersections with public health, especially legal and policy issues related to land use, transportation, and the built environment. Bill has worked for over a decade at nonprofit organizations and government agencies promoting healthy communities. For the past two years, Bill has served as the Director of Operations at the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, overseeing the program's policy and programmatic initiatives, which include the launch of the California Healthy Places Index in June 2018. Bill assisted with the development of 30 Policy Action Guides that are included in HPI, along with the Alliance's business development strategy and technical assistance offerings. Bill has presented and led trainings on the HPI for small and large audiences in multiple sectors, including public health, environmental health, healthcare, local/regional planning departments, and non-profit advocacy groups. Prior to joining the Alliance, Bill worked for Safe Routes to School National Partnership, where he led the organization’s California state policy and Southern California regional policy for three years. Bill also worked with communities and regions around the country on sustainable transportation and healthy communities initiatives at both Reconnecting America and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and as a city planner with the City & County of Denver, helped develop one of the first complete streets policies and first health impact assessments on a transportation project. Bill holds a Master’s degree in urban planning (M.U.R.P.) from the University of Colorado Denver, as well as a law degree (J.D.), cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in economics and communication from Boston College.
Thursday, July 11
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM