William Gross, MPH

Senior Associate

For more than 28 years, Bill was an Administrator and Special Projects Manager for the Gaston County Health Department/Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services (NC), where he developed and oversaw innovative public health programs and secured more than $10MM for their implementation.  His work focused on program planning, securing funds for program implementation, strategic planning, program management, and group facilitation.

Bill secured 70 grant awards, for an average of more than $154,000, from state and federal governments, state and local foundations, and individuals and businesses for community-based HIV testing, HIV risk reduction, fitness promotion, diabetes prevention and care, reducing infant mortality, medication assistance, teen pregnancy prevention, helping at-risk mothers become more capable parents, and environmental services.

His successful projects include the raising of $1MM for a Public Health Dental Clinic that serves a largely pediatric caseload.  Working with a team of local dentists, he secured several keystone grants and donations of new equipment and supplies from dental manufacturers from across the nation.  The clinic is a model of excellence in North Carolina and received several awards.

He also facilitated the development and construction of a freestanding facility where a county health department and a Federally-Qualified Community Health Center collaborate to provide primary medical care in an underserved area. Bill also led several facility renovation and expansion projects and also chaired the Wellness Committee and the Personnel Policies and Procedures Committee for Gaston County Government.

Bill holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley, worked at the Health Systems Agency of Northeastern New York, the National Center for Health Education, and Cable Health Network.  He was a member of the Public Health Advisory Board and served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is a site visitor for the Public Health Accreditation Board, and serves on numerous boards and committees.