William L. Beery


Group Health/Kaiser Permanente


William L. Beery is Vice President/Programs of the Group Health Community Foundation and Professor (Affiliate), School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington. His career has focused on the planning, implementation and evaluation of community-based programs to improve health. He has worked in government, academic, and managed care settings, and directed major evaluation efforts for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the California Wellness Foundation, the California Endowment, the Centers for Disease Control, and other local, state and federal agencies. Earlier, he served in West Africa and Southeast Asia as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Health Program Director. He is active in the community, and has a special interest in reducing violence and aiding the homeless. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Madeline, and their two daughters, Erin and Moira. Bill derives enjoyment from (and has unlimited room for improvement in) golf and sea kayaking.