Carl Filler is the Director of Strategic Policy Initiatives in the Office of the Mayor, City of St. Louis. He serves as the Mayor’s educational liaison and developed and coordinates the City’s comprehensive crime prevention plan and related efforts. Prior to moving into the Mayor’s Office, he as the Director of Community Health Improvement at the City’s Department of Health (DOH) focusing on violence prevention, chronic disease prevention, and oversaw the DOH’s data and evaluation team. He has worked as a Project Manager for the St. Louis Prevention Research Center conducting research on chronic disease and as a Project Director for the St. Louis-based consulting firm, Transtria LLC, providing evaluation and technical assistance to state, federal, and local agencies on chronic disease prevention, health equity, and strategic planning. Prior to moving to St. Louis, Carl worked in New York City for an education advocacy organization, Advocates for Children of New York, Inc., and for a local government in Japan developing educational programming and as an interpreter. He has a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis, a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Rochester, and a certificate in Japanese from Cornell University.