Deidre Williams will facilitate the mental health workshop she is a therapist who has worked in social services for over 10 years. She has a passion to inspire, empower, and help others to achieve their full potential. At an early, she began her career as a housing assistant for Columbia Housing Authority in South Carolina, where she advocated for affordable housing for low income families.

Deidre graduated from the Winthrop University with Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Health Care Management. She earned a Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis in Mental Health from Webster University and Master’s in Forensic Psychology with an emphasis in Psychological Assessment from the Georgia School of Psychology.

Since relocating to Atlanta, Deidre is now the current Director of the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program in Decatur, Georgia. As the Director, she advocates for equal employment opportunities for individuals with mental health diagnosis, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and homeless veterans. During the year, Deidre encounters many veterans and has had an abundant amount of success with these veterans. She makes an impact on ending homelessness amongst veterans in Metro Atlanta by providing employment training, supportive services, and competitive job opportunities.

Deidre believes that change happens when people are given the guidance they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential.