B. Diane Williams

B. Diane Williams

Representing suburban Cook County

Diane Williams

Former trustee, Village of Flossmoor

B. Diane Williams served on the Village of Flossmoor’s board of trustees from 2005 to 2021. After having served as president and CEO of Safer Foundation, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of employment placement and job readiness training for people with criminal records, since 1996, Williams was named the organization’s president emeritus in 2014.

Williams has more than 20 years of experience working in the criminal justice sector and in 2011 was the recipient of President Barack Obama’s “Champion of Change” award. She has also served in consulting roles for several U.S. federal agencies including the Department of Labor, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She chairs the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board and has chaired the Advisory Board for the HIRE (Helping Individuals Reenter through Employment) Network.

Williams is a member of the International Corrections and Prisons Association Board and Treasurer of the International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychology. She earned an MBA from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University.