Bill Pitkin, Ph.D.
Director, Domestic Programs
Bill Pitkin oversees the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s domestic priority areas. Prior to joining the Foundation, Pitkin was director of research and planning at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, where he oversaw the publication of research reports and led a strategic planning process resulting in that organization’s 10-year action plan to fight poverty in Los Angeles. Other past positions Pitkin has held include executive director at the Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation and research director at the Advanced Policy Institute in the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Affairs. Pitkin has published research articles and reports on topics including community and nonprofit technology, middle school education, homelessness, housing affordability, mortgage lending discrimination, participatory planning in Latin America, and urban planning history. He has taught in the UCLA Urban Planning Department and the Urban Studies and Planning Program at California State University, Northridge. He received his doctorate and master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA.
Posts by Bill Pitkin, Ph.D.
New pathways to quality health services for people who are or have been homeless was the subject of a day-long workshop at the National Academies of Sciences on November 12th in Washington, DC.
On November 2, approximately 100 leaders from public, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors gathered at the Conference Center at Cathedral Plaza in downtown Los Angeles.