Rick Williams
Rick Williams, Chief Executive Officer
Rick Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sobrato Family Foundation (SFF). Prior to joining SFF, Mr. Williams founded and was President of Realize Consulting Group, a management consultant firm focused on creating effective and sustainable solutions for philanthropic and nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve. Mr. Williams also served at the Director of the Asset Funders Network, USA, a national community of foundations and grantmakers advancing programs and policies that promote economic opportunity by helping low-income individuals build and protect financial assets. From 2001-2005, Mr. Williams 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. Mr. Williams is currently on the Board of the Silicon Valley Children’s Fund and Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY). Previously Mr. Williams served as the Board Chairperson of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA and a founding board member of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO). Mr. Williams 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.