Rhea Bailey



Rhea Bailey

Program Officer

Rhea Bailey is a Program Officer managing GSF’s new Building Voice and Power portfolio. Rhea’s responsibilities include increasing GSF’s support of Black-led organizing groups, creating a strategy for supporting healing justice and overseeing a portfolio that is cross issue and includes long time GSF grantees. Rhea’s career has spanned a range of experiences advancing equity and justice across multiple sectors including government, policy, service provision, and grassroots advocacy. She brings particular expertise in managing large-scale systems change initiatives.

Most recently, Rhea served as the Director of Community Wellness and Equity for the behavioral health division of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where she developed and led the health strategy of a large mayoral initiative that brought holistic wellness services to residents who have been historically ignored and traumatized by systems of care. She has coordinated a multi-county initiative on childhood mental health and a multi-million-dollar portfolio of behavioral health programs. Earlier in her career, Rhea worked as an educator, legislative aide in the California State Senate, and coordinator of a grassroots coalition of CBOs. Rhea holds a B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. Outside of work, she is a photographer and savors time with her husband and two children.