Ms. Williams currently serves as Chief Nursing Officer at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), a 1541 bed ANCC magnet ® designated, level I trauma, Academic medical center. She began her tenure at Yale New Haven as a staff nurse in the operating room and has held several progressive leadership positions. Ms. Williams is very active in the community and serves on several boards and holds membership in several local and national nursing organizations. She has been recognized with numerous awards including; Legendary Woman Award, Trailblazer Award from the National Black Nurses Association, The Cornell Scott Health Leadership Award from the NAACP and an Outstanding Jamaican in America by the West Indian Social Club. Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN), a Master of Science and Master of Business Administration (MSM/MBA). She is board certified in Executive Nursing Practice and a graduate of the GE Nurse Executive Fellowship. She has published several journal and book chapters. She is a frequent speaker at local/national nursing conferences.