Dr. Lisa Williams,
Dr. Lisa Williams started as PureView’s Behavioral Health director on 8/9/21. Dr. Williams has served as the Regional Manager for Seraaj Family Homes in Mobile, Alabama and her responsibilities at Seraaj Family Homes were to oversee the overall operation of the regional sites and ensure that children and families in the foster care system have positive outcomes. She is a Licensed Clinician in Professional Counseling and a Master Social Worker and provides clinical services to adults and children. Before becoming a therapist in 2016, Dr. Williams was on a career path in criminal justice. She started out as a Corrections Officer providing supervision at the Maximum-Security level with men in the State of Georgia and Death Row with women in the State of Texas, as a probation officer with juveniles, and a Coordinator for Balanced and Restorative Justice with the State of Georgia’s Department of Juvenile Justice, then becoming a Public Safety Officer. Dr. Williams also was a Professor of Criminal Justice at Valdosta State University from 2009 to 2012 and Program Manager of Criminal Justice at Wiregrass Technical College from 2012 to 2015. It was in her restorative justice work that Dr. Williams became interested in behavioral health and how it often plays a role in a person’s involvement with the criminal justice system. Dr. Williams has a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University. She has a Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling from Thomas University, a Master’s in Social Work with a Trauma Certificate from Tulane University, and a Doctorate of Public Administration from Valdosta State University.
Dr. Williams is passionate about building healthier communities and believes in community collaboration, integrative care, and holistic approaches to healthcare and wellbeing. She enjoys traveling with her family, attending and coordinating fashion shows, supporting her daughter in pageantry, and loves fitness and outdoor activities.
Her motto is” “We are Stronger Together.”