Deric Williams serves as one of the Senior Manager for Expanded Learning at The Opp. He is responsible for expanding the impact of career linkages opportunities as a citywide initiative. Deric is working with key partners from a variety of disciplines to develop career linkages resources for out-of-school time providers, schools, and employers.
Deric has a decade of experience working in mental and behavioral health and positive youth development, both in direct-service positions and as a program director. He has developed programs, recruited, trained, and supported diverse teams, built interagency collaborations, and managed a variety of grants. As a sixth generation Okie, Deric is extremely passionate about his community. He has been active in a number of community-wide efforts, alliances, and coalitions. He has helped develop and facilitate local and statewide professional development opportunities, and served on the board of a statewide expanded learning network.
Deric loves spending time with his incredible wife, playing music, attending concerts, traveling, and working in his yard.