Wil Crary

Associate Program Manager

Email: williamc_at_preventioninstitute_dot_org

Wil Crary, MSW (he/him/his) focuses on the connection between community conditions and mental health inequities. As a member of the Safety and Wellbeing team, Wil provides guidance on implementing community-led strategies and measuring the impact of primary prevention. With extensive experience as an educator, writer, and researcher, he supports community partners involved in various collaborative projects coordinated by Prevention Institute. Before returning home to California, Wil lived in New Orleans where he contributed to food-based community-building projects from designing and implementing nutrition curriculum for underserved schools to coaching rural farmers toward collective marketing models. Although he spends most of his time analyzing structural barriers to health and strategizing ways to undo systems of oppression, some of his fondest memories involve direct service work facilitating bicycle repair workshops with young men, mentoring recent immigrants seeking employment, and teaching UC Berkeley undergraduates the foundations of critical sociology. Wil received a Master of Social Welfare degree from UC Berkeley as a Mack Graduate Fellow and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Spanish at Tulane University as a Posse Scholar.