Born in San Francisco, 14 years on the East Coast through college in Massachusetts, then back to California for graduate work at Stanford in educational psychology. Bill’s work has been entirely with nonprofits and in higher education. Activities have included international computer networking on environmental issues (before the Internet), conflict resolution, community economic development, draft counseling (during the Vietnam War), drug abuse counseling, promotion of sustainable agriculture. A primary underlying motivation has been the desire to bring about nonviolent fundamental change. He has found this work highly rewarding and has not given up with his primary focus now being optimizing community health and contributing to the outstanding work of Santa Cruz Community Health.
Bill receives great nurturance from friends, kids, grandkids and his wife. A long-time exerciser he still runs and enjoys working in the garden growing much of the fruit and vegetables for his vegetarian diet and to share. For the last ten years, Bill has been a healthy subject in studies at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. This participation feeds into his interest in neuroscience and confirms the importance of learning and staying engaged throughout one’s life.