Placed Leaders

Michelle Williams

Chief Financial Officer

Center for International Environmental Law

Michelle Williams is an accountant who specializes in nonprofit organizations.

She has worked for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. After starting as a staff accountant for an economic policy organization, she advanced from senior accountant to accounting manager at So Others Might Eat, a Washington DC social service agency. From there, she went to health policy organization, Families USA Foundation, where she progressed from Accounting Manager to Senior Director of Finance. Next was a pivot to the performing arts where she served as Director of Finance at Baltimore Center stage. Most recently, she served as the first Director of Finance at GirlTrek, a life-saving movement of walking as a health intervention for Black women.

Along with her accountant’s mind is the heart of an artistic idealist. Her hobbies are creative writing and playing violin. She volunteers as a PTA officer (often in the unpopular treasurer role), Girl Scout leader, and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteer.

She is a graduate of Howard University and Eleanor Roosevelt High School’s science and technology program.

She lives in Maryland with her husband, daughter, and rescue pup.