Andrew W. Picard
Andrew Picard is a thought-leader and change agent with over 17-years senior leadership serving nonprofits, government entities and State and National social impact initiatives. For the past 8 years served as the Chief Programs Officer for the San Diego Workforce Partnership, a non-profit governmental org which operates as the City and County of San Diego’s regional workforce development agency. Andrew led a team of over 400, including operations of 9 public career center facilities, overseeing 30+ grantees and driving the strategy vision for the organization.
Andrew is passionate about where diversity, equity and inclusion intersects with economic justice and upward mobility for all. He specializes in human-centered design for programs that serve our most vulnerable populations and communities, and has taken the stage with Governor Jerry Brown and at the White House speaking on these topics.
Prior to the Workforce Partnership, Andrew’s career had been dedicated to managing and designing public programs for vulnerable communities.
Most notably, Andrew was the Chief responsible for the launch of Covered California Enrollment Assistance Program (the State’s Affordable Care Act implementation) – where he designed and created the curriculum and certification of the enrollment program involving over 500 community-based non-profit and grantee organizations, training over 20,000 enrollment counselors statewide.
Andrew has served as a Board member for several regional and State organizations such as the Regional Taskforce for the Homeless, the County Community Action Board, State Workforce Development Board, and has been a Commissioner on the Mayor’s San Diego Crime and Gang Prevention Commission.
Andrew is a San Diego LEAD Impact and Fieldstone NonprofitExecutive Leadership alumni.
In his free time you can find him seeking out San Diego’s best cold brew coffee, trying out new baking recipes, or traveling with his partner Michael.