William Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs

William Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs


Dr. William Bell is the President and CEO of Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. 

Bell has more than 35 years of experience in the human services field. Prior to becoming president and CEO of Casey Family Programs, he served as the foundation’s executive vice president for Child and Family Services, providing strategic direction to nine field offices and leading a staff working directly with young people from the public child welfare system. 

Bell is a member of the board of Philanthropy Northwest, Delta State University Foundation and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. He serves on the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association board of trustees, and he is a member of the advisory board of the Racial Equity and Leadership Institute. 

In addition, Bell is a Scholar in Residence at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Center on Community Philanthropy. The Scholar in Residence program, established in 2009, is extended to researchers, practitioners and senior executives who have demonstrated exemplary contributions in the field of community philanthropy. During his residency, he will write an essay on community philanthropy, interact with students, faculty, and wider community.