BBJ Calls Whittier President “Transformer” of Real Estate
The Boston Business Journal featured Whittier Street Health Center’s President and CEO, Frederica M. Williams, as one of the men and women reshaping views and impressions of Greater Boston’s real estate landscape.
Her profile reads:
Why she is transformational:
After taking over Whittier Street Health Center in 2002, Frederica Williams has transformed the federally funded health and wellness center into a catalyst for neighborhood development in Roxbury. Since the Wall Street crash in 2008, the number of people served by Whittier has quintupled to 25,000. Williams, who grew up in Sierra Leone, hopes to expand that number to 40,000 by 2017.
Founded as a baby-care clinic in 1933, Whittier today offers general urgent- and walk-in care as well as counseling for substance abusers and violence prevention programs.
“I am deeply passionate about improving the overall health of our residents,” Williams once wrote. “We understand that there is a connection between socioeconomic issues–poverty, violence, unemployment, and affordable housing–and good health.”
The full article is available online here (subscriber-only full content).