Theartrice ( T ) Williams
Interim Executive Director
Williams served as Executive Director at Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC) from 1965-1972. During his first term at (PWCC) Williams worked with a group of Minneapolis top corporate executives to create the Minneapolis Urban Coalition following the 1967 street violence on Plymouth Avenue. He returned as Interim Executive Director December 4, 2017.
Williams will assist the organization through this transition period with executive leadership and a search for a permanent Executive Director. During his time away he served as Minnesota and the nation’s first Corrections Ombudsman; Minneapolis Director of Public Housing; Senior Fellow at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota; Senior Research Associate at Rainbow Research; elected member of Minneapolis School Board; Interim Executive Director Operation De Novo.
Williams’ recognitions and awards include The Bush Foundation Leadership Fellows award; Outstanding Achievement Award, Minnesota Chapter National Association of Social Workers; Outstanding Service in Criminal Justice Award, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Service Award, Outstanding Alumni Award University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work.
Williams holds a B.A. degree from the University of Illinois; M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania; graduate work at the University of Illinois, University of Chicago, DePaul University Law School and Northwestern University.
Read about Williams' experience at Phyllis Wheatley through the years here.
ALPHABETICAL STAFF DIRECTORY:
Makeeva Brown, Starfish Preschool Room
Debra Bushrod, Victim Services Advocate
Marwok Gure, In Class Case Manager
Willie Johnson, Angelfish Toddler Room
Lucius Luther, The Wayne Hunter Stronger Together Men's Program Coordinator
Pam Moore, Early Childhood Services Director
Marcia Pelham, Community Customer Care Specialist
Valerie Stevenson, Youth Services Director
Veronica Walker, Teaching Sub/Help Assistant
Jayme Williams, Angelfish Toddler Room
Mr. Theartrice “T” Williams, Interim Executive Director
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr Byron Jackson
Dr Jan Tyson Roberts,
Ms Lori-Ann C. Jones ESQ
Dr Rosilyn Carroll
Mr Fred Easter
Ms Karen Starr
Mr Steven Spencer