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Stoneleigh Foundation names Marie Williams Deputy Director

Thursday, June 17, 2021
PHILADELPHIA – The Stoneleigh Foundation is pleased to announce that Marie N. Williams, Esq. has been named as Deputy Director, effective June 2021. In this role, she will lead the Stoneleigh Fellowship program in partnership with the Executive Director, build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, and develop and articulate Stoneleigh’s thought leadership on issues within the Foundation’s mission and focus. Previously, she served as Senior Program Officer at the Foundation.

Williams has more than twenty years’ experience as a public policy advocate, working on a variety of issues including immigration, economic justice, women’s reproductive rights, and most recently, the reform of the youth and criminal justice systems. Prior to joining the Stoneleigh Foundation, Williams served as Executive Director at the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ), where she executed the organization’s strategy to support robust appropriations for the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and educated policymakers about optimal youth justice and delinquency prevention systems and practices. She remains active in several civil rights and volunteer organizations related to the promotion of gender equality, racial justice, and the rights of children, and was recently appointed to Delaware County’s 10-member Board of Managers of Juvenile Detention.

Williams holds a BA in urban studies and sociology from Vassar College and a JD from George Washington University’s National Law Center.


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