Bill Gallo

Secretariat Director

Bill Gallo has over 30 years of experience with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in public health program management, policy, and administration. Bill served as Senior Advisor for the Pacific Islands in the CDC Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he worked with public health leadership in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands to coordinate and strengthen CDC support to the islands and assist health ministers in the strategic management of their CDC-funded programs. From 2003-2007, he served the CDC’s global health programs in Kenya, where he oversaw management and operations for one of CDC’s largest overseas programs.

From 1987-1999 he served as a CDC public health advisor with state and local sexually transmitted disease and immunization programs before joining CDC Atlanta as the Associate Director for Policy in the Immunization Services Division from 1999-2002. During his assignment in Atlanta, he also provided short term assistance with polio eradication and measles elimination efforts in Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, and Kenya.