In 2009, Dr. Patrecia Williams followed her dream and vision: to develop a community service organization dedicated to enriching lives and improving communities throughout the Greater Washington/Baltimore Metropolitan Area, and founded The Organization of Hope. At the OOH, Dr. Williams serves as Founder and Managing Director, and is responsible for the managing the organization’s board relations, corporate affairs, strategic planning and organizational governance /culture efforts.
Previously, Dr. Williams served as a government employee (GS15), employed at the Headquarters, Department of the Army where she is responsible for initiating, monitoring, and conducting major projects and studies of critical importance to Army decision-makers and mission. Throughout her tenure, she has also been responsible for ensuring that business transformation framework to include risk, performance, and change management and strategic communication for a variety of government agencies is implemented, as well as identifying and initiating new and innovative support and sustainment concepts, recommending business process improvements and identifying opportunities for business transformation initiatives.
Dr. Williams has over fifteen years of experience and broad expertise in managing projects in the Army, for non-profit, as well as in a consulting capacity. She is experienced in developing and executing enterprise quality system management, strategic planning, and knowledge management programs for large, complex businesses such as Home Depot, Washington Metropolitan (Metro) Transit Authority, UPS. As well, she has worked with small organizations such as Spirit of Faith Christian Centers, APP Consulting Group and numerous start-up companies, to help transform critical operations and processes by implementing “best practices” solutions using proven methodologies and principles. In addition, Dr. Williams has served 21 years with distinction as both a non-commissioned officer and an Army officer for the Medical, Finance, and Chemical Corps encompassing a variety of command and staff positions. She was commissioned as a distinguished military graduate as a Second Lieutenant, Chemical Corps, through the ROTC Program of the North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University, and is currently assigned as a reservist serving as the Reserves Captains Career Course Director with Soldier Support Institute's Financial Management School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Previously, she served as Chief Academic Officer and Accreditation and On line Director at the Spirit of Faith Christian Center, and has been a visiting instructor to several universities, teaching Lean Six Sigma and Project Management. Committed to making a difference for others, Dr. Williams is a frequent speaker at community events and conferences and is a certified foster parent.
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Williams, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Science Degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Management and Leadership from Hartford University.
To date, some of her career accomplishments include: Executive Coach; 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) Examiner; Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Master Black Belt (MBB); Certified Business Manager (CBM); International for Organization for Standardization (ISO) Auditor; Marques Who’s Who in America; Marques Who’s Who in the World; 2009 Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year for Business Coaching and Mentoring; Madison Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, 2013, 2015 Female of the Year, Army and Joint Services Achievement Medals for Civilian and Military Service; and numerous research projects and publications.