Geneva Williams, Ed.D.
Geneva is an expert facilitator and leadership coach, and has been a guest lecturer and adjunct faculty member at Michigan universities. Her career in Detroit, MI includes a history as the first female president and chief executive officer of the region's United Way in 1991 and cofounding United Way Community Services in 1995, merging two United Way affiliates to more effectively provide health and human services, and serving as its first executive vice president and chief operating officer. She later was the founding president for City Connect Detroit in 2001, an organization with the mission to create and leverage public-private partnesrhips in securing greater financial investment for Detroit's community needs. Currently, Geneva is a consultant for the Kresge Foundation, and recently served as CEO of Detroit 9090, a charter school management organization where more than 90% of the youth enrolled finish high school and attend college. Geneva also joined with accalimed Harlem educator, Dr. Sandye P. Johnson, as cofounder and CEO of a national leadership consulting firm, New Season, to help people transform schools and communities. Geneva earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Public Policy from Wayne State University.