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Marley Williams

Program Officer

Marley Williams joined the Irvine Foundation as a Program Officer in March 2022. Marley brings a background in equity and racial justice, organizational capacity building, and community organizing to her work with the Foundation. Prior to joining Irvine, Marley served as the Health Equity and Justice Manager for the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, where she worked to advance health equity and racial justice with the region’s 10 local health department members. Marley also spearheaded the region’s first local health jurisdiction, Regional Equity Learning Collaborative, aimed at building institutional capacity to advance health equity and racial justice.

Marley previously worked in the City of Long Beach, where she helped launch the Office of Equity, housed in the City of Long Beach’s Department of Health and Human Services. As a Public Health Professional in the Office of Equity and Community Impact Division, Marley worked to build internal capacity to advance equity across all citywide policies and practices. Marley also served in the Homeless Housing Innovations Department at the San Diego Housing Commission, where she managed millions of dollars in housing support projects funded by the State of California and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Marley received her bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis. Marley also holds a dual master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a master’s degree in Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.