David Saunders
Director
Office of Health Equity for the Pennsylvania Department of Health

David Saunders is the Director of the Office of Health Equity for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. His passion is to reduce health disparities in rural and urban environments.

In addition to 25 years of non-profit management experience, Mr. Saunders has extensive knowledge in the fields of education, public health, disparities, and youth development. He has collaborated on health disparity-reduction initiatives, developed cutting-edge programs targeting underserved communities, and established state training.

Mr. Saunders earned his BS from Lincoln University and his MA in education from the Pennsylvania State University. He comes to Pennsylvania after serving as school health education consultant with the California Department of Education and the American Cancer Society in Oakland. Mr. Saunders has worked for the YMCA in Harrisburg, Phoenix, and in the Bay Area of California, and he served as principal of a charter school.