We are thrilled to share the appointment of Tiffany Williams as Martha’s Table’s new President and CEO! Following a comprehensive national search led by Good Insight, an executive search firm based in Washington, DC., Williams was chosen as the clear choice to assist the organization’s mission of providing quality education, healthy food, as well as family and community support.
“Tiffany has a rare and unique combination of skills in executive management, governance, and operations; the board enthusiastically supports her as our new leader,” expressed Ken Bacon, co-chair of the search committee and incoming Board Chair of Martha’s Table’s Board of Directors. “Our search process was informed by community input, and her exemplary record as a collaborator and bridge-builder with our neighbors and staff has been evident since her early tenure at Martha’s Table. She was our singular choice from a pool of 200 exceptional candidates from across the country.”
Williams is committed to advancing Martha’s Table’s 40+ year legacy of expanding access to resources and services that support strong children, strong families, and strong communities. Williams served as an essential member of the leadership team that advanced Martha’s Table’s efforts to relocate from 14th Street to its Ward 8 headquarters and community hub in 2018.
“I am honored to lead Martha’s Table at this pivotal time in our history; it has been humbling to be part of the evolution from our days as a food security and child care provider to truly becoming a place-based, community-led organization,” said Williams. “I am proud to continue to advance this important work alongside our neighbors and our team to co-create a future where everyone realizes their highest aspirations.”
About Tiffany Williams
Tiffany Williams brings over 25 years of experience in education, community engagement, and nonprofit leadership. With her background in community partnerships, strategic planning, and advancing racial justice, Williams will support Martha’s mission toward achieving a truly equitable D.C. through offering quality childhood education, increasing access to healthy food, and promoting upward economic mobility.
She has held key leadership roles during her tenure at Martha’s Table over the past 8 years, most recently as the interim Chief Executive Officer. She started as the Director of Healthy Start, where she was committed to developing and growing the early childhood and elementary program by providing students with the necessary developmental and academic skills to ensure future academic success. She was also the Chief Program Officer where she designed and expanded Martha’s Tables’ programming in areas relating to high-quality education, health and wellness, and family resources.
Prior to joining Martha’s Table, Williams served as the Assistant Head of School at the National Child Research Center in Washington DC. In this role, she provided leadership, guidance, and coaching to teaching faculty, school administration, and parents to ensure the smooth and effective implementation of the school’s mission to guide each student’s unique development through a play-based, child-centered curriculum in a diverse, family-focused community.
In addition, Williams possesses multiple certifications including the Co-Active Coach Training and certification from Co-Active Training Institute, the Associate Certified Coach from the International Coaching Federation, as well as the Emotional Intelligence and 360 certifications from Multi-Health Systems, Inc. Williams also serves as a member to various community councils and committees like the Ward 8 Health Advisory Council, the Under 3 DC Coalition, as well as the Arts and Technology Academy.
Williams earned her Master’s degree in Organization Development from the American University/National Training Laboratories Program in Washington, DC, and her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Lincoln University in Lincoln, PA.
About Martha’s Table
Martha’s Table is a nonprofit organization that has worked to advance a more equitable Washington, DC by supporting stronger children, stronger families, and stronger communities by increasing access to quality education programs, healthy food, and family engagement services. Founded in 1980, Martha’s Table believes that every Washingtonian deserves the opportunity to thrive.
Martha’s Table stands firmly alongside Washingtonians day in and day out on both sides of the Anacostia River by operating nationally accredited education programs, pairing healthy food access with physical and mental health services, and promoting family success by investing in family leaders. As a community-led organization, Martha’s Table relies on the guidance of its neighbors to help them deliver on its mission to provide resources, programs, and advocacy to families in the District of Columbia region.
About Good Insight
With a mission to connect good causes to great leaders, Good Insight is an executive search firm and governance consultancy serving the social sector. They plan leadership transitions, recruit talented senior executives, and strengthen boards of directors. Good Insight focuses on leadership searches for small and mid-sized nonprofits with a nationwide reach. To learn more, visit www.good-insight.org.