Director, Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Bill oversees the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s domestic priority areas. He led the development of the Foundation’s strategy for addressing chronic homelessness in Los Angeles and continues to have direct oversight over that strategic initiative. Prior to joining the Foundation, Bill 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.
Past positions Bill has held include executive director of 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. Bill has published research articles and reports on topics including community and non-profit 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.
Find him at @billpiktin.