Christopher Williams, LCSW, is Executive Vice President of Pathways to Leadership and Vice President of Social Emotional Learning at The Leadership Program. During his career in education and youth development, he has worked with or consulted with the NYC Department of Education, Jobs Corps, YMCA, and various educational organizations and school districts across the country.

Mr. Williams 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 speaks regularly at national conferences on education and social work, including the International Conference on Biopsychosocial Interventions in Educational Contexts in Chile. He earned his MSW from New York University, and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family.