Christopher Williams is Executive Vice President of Pathways to Leadership and Vice President of Social Emotional Learning at The Leadership Program. Chris has worked in education/youth development for over 14 years and in that time has worked with or consulted with NYC Department of Education, Jobs Corps, YMCA, and various educational organizations and school districts across the country. Chris sits on the Supervisory Roundtable for the New York City Mayor’s Task Force on Chronic Absenteeism and is a co-author of the RISE program for dropout prevention and attendance improvement. He regularly speaks at national conferences on education and social work and spoke this past summer at the international conference on Biopsychosocial Interventions in Educational Contexts in Chile. Chris has his MSW from New York University and is licensed in the state of NY. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family.