Bethel AME, Jamaica Plain
Beverly Williams, a native Bostonian and retired educator, served 27 years in the Boston Public Schools and was awarded Educator of the Year by Mayor Menino. As Chair of the GBIO Criminal Justice Reform Team, Beverly led successful campaigns to reduce the rate and harm of incarceration. Her work broadened GBIO’s internal base of leaders and led to partnerships with, among others, the Working Group for Criminal Justice Reform and the ACLU.
In 2018, Williams was awarded The Community Champion Award by the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action. In 2019, she was honored to serve as part of Suffolk County DA Rachael Rollins’ Transition Team. She is an active member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a wife, mother of two adult sons, and boasting grandmother of one. In 2021, Beverly received a distinguished Champion of Action and Integrity Award at the annual Multicultural Symposium Series Black History Breakfast.