Charles William Hawley is the Director of Projects at the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), a national nonprofit membership and educational association dedicated to improving healthcare data collection and use. In this role, he manages partnerships with state and federal agencies collecting and using statewide hospital discharge databases and all-payer claims databases (APCD), including the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), and the California Department of Health Care Access and Information. He also manages the maintenance of the APCD Common Data Layout (APCD-CDL™) for the APCD Council, a program of NAHDO in partnership with the Institute for Health Policy and Practice at the University of New Hampshire.  Before joining NAHDO, Charles spent nearly a decade as a research consultant and healthcare data analyst with state government and nonprofit organizations. Beginning in 2011, he helped establish the Utah APCD and modernize the healthcare facility database at the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). While at UDOH, he served on the National Quality Forum’s Attribution Committee (2015-2016). More recently, Charles began serving on the Utah Health Data Committee, a governor-appointed statutory committee, as a consumer advocate representative in 2018 and was elected chair in 2022. He was awarded a master’s degree in sociology from Kansas State University in 2009 and an undergraduate degree in history and sociology from Weber State University in 2006.