Leesther Davis Williams

Leesther Davis Williams


Leesther Davis-Williams has 60 years of experience in the human service field. She spent half of those years as a community educator for Family Service Centers and as guardian ad litem, representing children in custody cases. She received the Juvenile Welfare Board’s Cooperman-Bogue Award in 2000.

Williams has also served as a rape crisis counselor and as a supervisor for programs such as: Childnet, Time-Out-Homes, and community resource educator. She provided training in areas of parenting, anger management, stress management, pregnancy prevention, suicide prevention, and cultural diversity for the GAL Program and other personal/professional growth development topics. For more than 30 years, Leesther worked for American Red Cross teaching CPR/First Aid/AED and babysitting classes.

Williams retired from the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County in 2006 as Building Exemplary Systems of Training (B.E.S.T.) initiative coordinator/training consultant.

Williams has an associate degree from St. Petersburg College and a bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College.