TOM PYUN (2017-18) is a strategist, public health expert, and published author with more than 15 years of experience spanning the nonprofit, government, and private sectors. Prior to FUSE, he founded an independent consulting practice providing advisory services to philanthropies and nonprofits, including The California Endowment, Blue Shield of California Foundation, and LYRIC, a San Francisco LGBTQQ youth organization. Tom has also served as an Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow and a technical advisor for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Tanzania, and as a consultant with The Bridgespan Group in San Francisco. He earned a B.A. in sociology from Vassar and an MPH with a concentration in epidemiology from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services has been working to better address the health needs of its inmate population, including improving the patient flow for its Inmate Reception Center (IRC). FUSE executive fellow Tom Pyun helped the IRC redesign its health services, launching pilot programs that reduce IRC traffic and patient wait times while improving access to quality care. Read more