William Jahmal Miller, MHA
Deputy Director, Office of Health Equity
California Department of Public Health

William Miller is the Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). He was appointed to this position by Governor Jerry Brown and is the state’s leading advisor on issues related to reducing health/mental health disparities and achieving health equity for all Californians. He is responsible for overseeing the implementation of California’s health equity strategy and guiding the work of a team whose reach extends across the state.

Mr. Miller’s previous positions included a senior communications executive at the Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefits office and several leadership roles at Sutter Children’s Hospital and Sutter Medical Center. In his prior positions, he had direct management and oversight of philanthropic communications and outreach with a $1 billion annual budget, leadership of strategic marketing and communication programs, and various inpatient/outpatient hospital-based programs.

Mr. Miller holds a BA in psychology from Columbia University in New York City and an MHA from the University of Southern California. He completed an Executive Fellowship with the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program in conjunction with the American Leadership Forum and CORO.

Mr. Miller has served on the boards of directors for some of the nation’s most respected organizations, including the California Child Care Referral and Resource Network, American Heart Association’s Western Region Health Equity Task Force, American Diabetes Association, and Ronald McDonald House. He is a native of and currently resides in Sacramento with his wife and two daughters.