Gender Integration Specialist II at EnCompass LLC
Lanice Williams is a global health professional with over 10 years of experience working on policy, program, and research initiatives focused on gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, positive youth development, and disease prevention in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. Lanice works at EnCompass LLC where she provides technical support focused on enhancing inclusive and gender-transformative programming on projects in the health development sectors. Prior to joining EnCompass, she worked at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and supported their policy and advocacy activities to end the three epidemics through U.S. investments in the Global Fund and U.S. bilateral programs (e.g., PEPFAR, PMI, USAID Tuberculosis program). She was a 2016–2017 Global Health Corps Fellow at Global Health Council and worked in the Government of the District of Columbia. Since her involvement with the United Nationals Association of the National Capitol Area (UNA-NCA) in 2014, Lanice chairs the Young Professionals Program and volunteers with the Human Rights Committee and the Gender Working Group. Lanice holds bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Howard University.
Now more than ever organizations like UNA-NCA are needed to continue to advocate for a strong U.S. and UN partnerships and bring the local perspective of the SDGs in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area. As the current Chair of the Young Professional Program, I am honored to be nominated to serve and support UNA-NCA’s Board of Directors. If elected, I hope to develop diverse programs for young professional in the DMV area and strengthen our pipeline of inter-generational leaders by increasing opportunities for YP members to serve in leadership roles across the organization.