Catherine Bonniot is the executive director for the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is responsible for the center’s short- and long-term strategic planning and ensures these goals are met. She also handles public relations, and oversees social marketing, grantee management and partner collaborations. Using results‐based accountability that turns talk into action, Bonniot has helped create many national, state and county inter-disciplinary partnerships that work to drive smoking prevalence down.
She has 20 years of professional nonprofit and for‐profit experience in public health, tobacco control and prevention, social marketing and development. She has served as a board member for the North American Quitline Consortium and co-chair of a group of organizations that came together in 2014 to raise awareness of the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. Bonniot is the recipient of the prestigious UCSF Crede Award for her commitment to community service. She graduated from L'Institut d'Aix‐en‐Provence, France, and California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in French language and culture and a minor in art history.