Ellen Williams – Women with Heart Honoree for June 2020
Ellen A. Williams, PhD is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare. She is currently the Senior Director for Behavioral Health at Ascension Florida where she is working on expanding behavioral health services in the Jacksonville and Pensacola markets. Prior to this, she was the Administrator of Behavioral Health at Baptist Health System in Jacksonville. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Williams has focused her professional efforts on increasing access to mental health care in NE Florida for people of all ages and stages of life, as well as empowering people to forge their own path to mental wellness. This has entailed recruiting a broad array of mental health practitioners to the area and integrating their myriad expertise into hospital systems and primary and specialty care practices.
Dr. Williams is a Florida native and grew up in Jacksonville where she currently resides with her husband, Chris Bleau. She is an Advisory Board Fellow, and member of the Leadership Jax Class of 2014. Dr. Williams currently serves on the American Hospital Association Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Council and is on the Board of Directors for the North Florida Land Trust. She was recently chosen to serve on the Cultural Council of Jacksonville’s Cultural Service Grant Program, which provides public support for arts and cultural organizations. She enjoys music, art, and adventure travel around the globe.
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