Advancement Project Closing the Opportunity Gap

Megan McClaire

Director of Health Equity

Megan McClaire currently serves as the Director of Health Equity. In this capacity, she leads efforts that use community-driven and data-informed approaches to address health inequities impacting California residents. Megan is a Chicago native and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received both her B.S. in Health Planning and Administration and M.S. in Public Health. Prior to joining Advancement Project, Megan was at the Boston Public Health Commission, where she held multiple positions, including Associate Director of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Division and, most recently, Chief of Staff. In both capacities, she led strategic planning processes to embed racial justice and health equity principles into public health work plans and implementation strategies. Megan was also a Public Health Prevention Fellow at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she worked on injury and violence prevention policy and environmental health education. Prior to CDC, Megan was Health Promotions Coordinator at Prairie State and Hotline Coordinator at Champaign County Health Care Consumers.