Over the course of a long and distinguished career, Bill Earley has worked tirelessly to ensure the health, safety and well-being of diverse populations in critical need. At West Health, he serves as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for a series of nonprofit organizations dedicated to lowering healthcare costs to enable seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.
As a member of West Health’s leadership team, Bill works to advance senior-appropriate acute care, chronic care and supportive services for older adults, caregivers and their families, with a focus on making them more accessible and affordable. He also leads West Health’s advocacy efforts throughout California. In July 2018, Bill was appointed to the California Commission on Aging by Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and he currently serves on the Commission’s Executive Committee.
Prior to joining West Health, Bill was the Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties. In that role, he led an organization that assists more than 3.6 million people across over 10,000 square miles – and drove it to become the number one Red Cross region in the nation for client and volunteer satisfaction, employee engagement and volunteer hours.
Earlier in his career, while in his capacity as a partner at Dentons law firm (formerly McKenna Long & Aldridge and Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps), he fulfilled vital roles from budgeting to strategic planning and focused on practice areas including discrimination, contract negotiation, and policies and procedures.
Bill’s long history of community and public service has been marked by a U.S. Congressional Gold Medal Award for exemplary service to his community. His board service has included the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, LEAD San Diego and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Bill holds a Juris Doctorate with honors from Georgetown University Law Center and graduated with high honors from San Diego State University.