David M. Wertheimer, has worked in a variety of capacities in the non-profit, government, educational and philanthropic sectors for three decades. He has been employed at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle since 2006, and currently serves as the Deputy Director for the Pacific Northwest initiative. He carries lead responsibilities for oversight of the foundation’s programs addressing family stability and homelessness, as well as measurement, learning and evaluation activities for the Northwest team. He also serves as the national Board Chair of Funders Together to End Homelessness and on the Board of Directors of Partners for Our Children.
From 2000-2006, Mr. Wertheimer was the Principal and Owner of Kelly Point Partners, a consulting firm focused on work with state, county and municipal governments on integration of human service systems. From 1990-2000, Mr. Wertheimer worked for the King County Department of Community & Human Services in a variety of capacities, promoting the integration of services for persons with mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders. Prior to 1990, Mr. Wertheimer served as Executive Director of the New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, and a New York City Human Rights Commissioner.
Mr. Wertheimer is a graduate of Haverford College, Yale University Divinity School, and the University of Connecticut School of Social Work.