William John Campagna

Profile Updated: April 25, 2020
Residing In: Sacramento, CA USA
Occupation: Independent Political Activist
Children: Sierra born 1972 and Jesse born 1973
Sierra is Head Librarian for the City of Alameda.
Jesse More…is a Supervising Epidemiologist for the State of Washington.
Military Service: Draft Counselor, Conscientious Objector Specialist  
Class Year: 1966
William John Campagna


Yes! Attending Reunion
Where did you go to 8th grade?

Larkspur/Corte Madera- Hall Middle School/LCM/Neil Cummins

What have you been up to since you graduated from Redwood?

*Independent Political Activist 2018-Present
*Accessibility Consultant, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) 2017-2019
*Disability Access Manager/Redesigned to be Civil Rights Program, County of Marin 2006-2018 Retired
*Board President, Marin Center for Independent Living (MCIL) 2017-2019
*Board Vice President, MCIL 2006-2017
*General Gov't. Consultant, Governor Schwarznegger's California Performance Review 2005-2006
*Consultant, CA Health and Welfare Agency Long-Term Care Council 2003-2006
*Facilitator, Governors' Davis and Schwarznegger ADA Task Force 2001-2004
*Deputy Director for Independent Living, Planning and Systems Change, CA Dept. of Rehabilitation (DOR) 2000-2006 Retired
*Deputy Director For Program and Community Services, DOR 1998-2000
*Chief of Planning, Director's Office, DOR 1994-1998
*Founder and President, IDEAS:Innovative Disability Education and Access Solutions consulting 1993-2019
* State Project Manager, American's with Disabilities Act Implementation Program, DOR 1992-1994
*Founder and Director, Community Return Program, Kaiser Vallejo Hospital and Rehab Center 1992-1994
* Training Consultant, New African Voices Alliance 1991; United Tribal Council of new Mexico 1992, Tower of Youth 1992-1993
*Director of Programs, World Interdependence Fund 1990-1993
*Chief of Staff Development, DOR 1987-1992
*National Disability Chair, Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign 1988
*Program Director, Project Interdependence (Statewide Adventure-Based Service-Learning High School Youth Leadership Program) Director's Office DOR 1981-1988
Management Consultant, U.S Ski Assn. Disabled Ski Team 1981-1987
*Program Supervisor/Asst. District Administrator, Oakland/Alameda County District, DOR 1978-1981
*Communications Consultant, State Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 1977-1978
*Founder and Chief Negotiator, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 2620 1972-1976
*Rehabilitation Counselor, San Francisco District DOR 1972-1978
*Parole Agent, CA Youth Authority SF Region 1972-1973
*Correctional Counselor, County of Marin Probation Dept. 1971-1972
*Draft Counselor, Conscientious Objector Specialist, Sonoma County Peace Center 1969-1971

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Jun 11, 2023 at 2:54 PM

Mr. Hart was a great wrestling coach too. A real gentleman.

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May 22, 2021 at 5:02 PM

Fascinating story of building bath boats and what sounds like a great life. Congratulations!

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Apr 25, 2020 at 1:33 PM

So very sad to learn of the passing of my grammar school pal, Danny. One helluva a guy.

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Jul 06, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Melinda was a wonderful gal.  We younger folks, friends of Jack, were awed by her friendship with the Raiders and by her beauty. Very sad to hear of her passing. btw, we always thought of her as "The Yellow Rose of Kent Woodlands".

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Oct 23, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Great work, proud of you.

May 13, 2015 at 5:36 PM

Since our days in Cub Scouts, we all knew Dennis to be a kind, considerate and caring individual. A really genuine and great guy.

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