Subspecialty: Post-MN: Public Health Systems Improvement & Public Health Leadership
David has been a nurse for over 30 years, and currently is a Health Services Administrator with the Department of Public Health – Seattle & King County in the Community Health Services Division where he is responsible for operations and programs at public health centers in Bothell and White Center. His professional interests include: quality and systems improvement in public health, health equity and social justice in the context of addressing institutionalized racism, and public health nursing workforce competency and leadership. David resides in Southeast Seattle and is active in the community-based development of the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands.
In 2013, David was appointed as a member of the Expert Panel for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing-CDC Academic Partnership Cooperative Agreement to strengthen the Public Health Nursing Workforce. He currently serves on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) National Advisory Committee for Academic Progression in Nursing, and a member of the RWJF's Public Health Nursing Workforce Advisory Committee. David has served in national leadership roles that include as past chair of the Public Health Nursing Section of the American Public Health Association (2011-2012), membership on the Institute of Medicine's Standing Committee on Family Planning (2011-2012) and on the Reproductive Health Workforce Project Steering Committee of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (2012-2013).
David completed his post-Master of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Washington School of Nursing (UW-SON) in June 2013, and received a MN degree from the UW-SON in Community Health Care Systems, and a MPH degree in Health Services from the UW School of Public Health in 2002. David received his Bachelor of Nursing Science degree with a minor in history from Seattle University in 1983.