Chief Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) Officer
Natalie Williams serves as the Chief Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (EDIB) Officer at APHSA. Natalie believes that all people should have the opportunity to experience well-being and to thrive. She has committed her life to highlighting issues of racial injustice while working to find solutions that increase social and economic mobility for communities that have experienced long-term marginalization and oppression. She has over 20 years of experience in human services with a focus on systems change, community engagement, and data.
In her current role, Natalie leads APHSA’s national efforts to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated strategic plan that focuses on advancing EDIB in human services. Her focus is on reimagining systems to be more responsive and inclusive of the community. Natalie has led a national campaign for well-being and has served on several community-based organizations throughout her career. Natalie believes that by centering community and focusing on driving racial equity and justice, we will all experience a meaningful belonging. Natalie is passionate about resourcing the community through many sources of capital and is committed to the vision that the community is an expert in their own needs and desires. In addition, Natalie is a wife and mother and enjoys spending time with her family and building her community.