William Barnes

William Barnes
William Barnes
Acting Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer, National Association of County and City Health Officials, Washington, DC
William Barnes is the Acting Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer of the National Association of County and City Health Officals in Washington, D.C. Dr. Barnes has served as NACCHO’s Chief Program Officer since 2015 and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this capacity. Dr. Barnes is a Clinical Psychologist who has spent the past 15+ years simultaneously providing direct service and executive leadership at Children’s National Health Systems. He has served as Director of Community Based Adolescent HIV Research and Director of HIV Support Services. Most recently he has held the post of Executive Director of Community Support Services for the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatrics. He began his career at Children’s National as a Pediatric Psychology Intern, followed by a Fellowship in Pediatric HIV. Dr. Barnes continues to be a professor in Pediatrics at George Washington University, where he has been on faculty for 15 years. Dr. Barnes’ career has included large scale consulting and coaching projects worldwide for the World Health Organization, UNAIDS and UNICEF. He has coached leaders across industries, including healthcare, banking and the military.Dr. Barnes earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, his MA and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University and his MBA from George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the George Mason Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance coaching training program.

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