Neonta Williams, a native of Gadsden, Alabama, has spent the majority of her career working in the non-profit arena. Through her work at AIDS Alabama, The People Development Center, Inc., United Way of Central Alabama and Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), she worked to empower diverse communities through trainings, workshops and advocacy efforts.
She has always felt that empowerment works best from a grassroots effort. If the communities in which we seek to change realize that they themselves are the actual “change agent” we, in the non-profit world can retire to another passion. Since her collegiate years, she has been motivated by a motto of “Education commensurate Knowledge; and Knowledge commensurate Freedom”. Freedom to pursue life in an abundant way is liberating.
Neonta is a United States Army Veteran and holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Miles College and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.