Joe Williams

Joe joined RHA in 1993, providing strategic direction and leadership that significantly expanded the company. He served as Chief Executive Officer until 2003 and now oversees RHA’s vision and growth as President of the Board.

He has more than 40 years of executive leadership experience, guiding the growth of both non-profit and for-profit corporations. Before joining RHA, he served as Executive Director of the Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission and during his tenure grew the organization into the fourth largest of its kind in the United States, increasing revenues tenfold.

Joe is an expert in creating mutually beneficial relationships that have benefitted millions of low-income Californians. He holds a B.A. in Social Welfare from California State University, Fresno, where he was honored as an outstanding alumnus in 2006. He was awarded Fresno’s highest award for distinguished and ethical business leadership, the Leon S. Peters Award, in 2010.