Greg Williamson

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Greg Williamson has worked in education and health policy and administration, and youth, family, and community engagement for more than three decades. He has been fortunate to serve as a member of the Council representing OSPI, DEL, and DCYF over the past decade. Greg’s initial training was as a high school English and social studies teacher.

Greg worked for many years on the staff of both the Washington State Senate and the U.S. Senate, and served from 2000 to 2005 as policy coordinator for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). From 2005 to 2007, under a federal grant, Greg established and directed OSPI’s Office of Student Engagement, which helped adults statewide to meaningfully engage young people in the decisions that affect them in school and life. From 2007 to 2014, he served in a variety of roles at OSPI, including in programs for Children of Incarcerated Parents and Coordinated School Health, and as the Director of Student Support, supervising a variety of programs to help school communities create healthy and supportive learning environments for all learners. From 2014 to 2018, Greg served as the agency Assistant Director for Partnerships and Collaboration at the Washington State Department of Early Learning, providing leadership for infant-toddler health and well-being and other health-equity related programs. In 2018, DCYF established a new Office of Youth Engagement, where Greg served as Director, supporting young people to meaningfully engage in agency program improvement. In each of these roles, Greg has participated in, helped to lead, authorized, or created positions and hired leaders to work directly with community in efforts to promote and build equity, diversity, inclusion, and respect.

Greg received a bachelor of arts degree from The Evergreen State College in 1985, completed education certification through the University of Puget Sound in 1986, and received a master of arts degree in Organizational Design and Renewal from Seattle University in 2007.

Washington State Department of Children, Youth, & Families