Rick Williams
Rick Williams, Chief Executive Officer
Rick is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sobrato Family Foundation (SFF). Prior to joining SFF, Rick founded and was President of Realize Consulting Group, a management consultant firm for philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. Rick also served at the Director of the Asset Funders Network, USA, a national community of foundations and grantmakers helping low-income individuals build and protect financial assets, and was National Programs Director at the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation where he oversaw grantmaking in the areas of homelessness, substance abuse, foster youth, after-school services, and poverty prevention. Rick is on the Board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, Northern California Grantmakers, Silicon Valley Children's Fund and Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY). Rick also previously served as the Deputy Director of the Santa Clara County Mental Health Department and Director of the Santa Clara County's psychiatric inpatient services. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in clinical psychology from Washington State University and a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University.