Our team is comprised of fiercely committed individuals who bring expertise in public policy, politics, philanthropy, communications and global development. For each client engagement, we hand select the team with the unique skills, expertise and style to help you achieve your goals.

To learn more about our core team, click on their individual names.


Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO

williamsworks is the realization of Whitney’s vision to create a new discipline in the philanthropy field. As a pioneer of strategic advocacy, Whitney is dedicated to defining and maximizing the impact of individuals, foundations, and advocacy organizations. Leveraging her experience in strategic planning, government relations, and grassroots advocacy. Whitney provides executive leadership, ensuring that the…

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Patricia Amira

Patricia Amira


Based in Kenya, Patricia Amira is a seasoned and versatile communications specialist with over 10 years’ experience, including both commercial radio and television. She was the creator and content driver of the first pan-African produced talk-show format, The Patricia Show, which was broadcast across the African continent, in Europe, Asia and the USA. Patricia has…

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Katherine James Schuitemaker

Katherine James Schuitemaker


Katherine James Schuitemaker is driven to help life-changing ideas and the people behind them succeed. At williamsworks her focus is on helping client leadership develop strategies for effectively building the multi-faceted base of support – internally and externally—to achieve their vision. Katherine’s 25-year experience in technology company executive, consultant and board roles ranges from scrappy,…

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Emily Benson


Originally from Canada, Emily has lived everywhere from rural Illinois to the Netherlands and Latin America. With incredible depth of field experience and understanding of strategic development, her passion immediately shines through as strongly as her desire to help others. Emily has diverse experience across a number of topics including agriculture, conservations, corporate supply chains,…

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Colleen Martin


As a skilled manager and political advocate, Colleen Martin joins williamsworks from a successful career in electoral politics where she has worked on some of the most competitive Congressional, Senatorial and Gubernatorial races in the country. She has lived and worked in Illinois, Montana, Arizona, Ohio, Kansas, and most recently in North Carolina battling against…

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Amarilys Oyola

Amarilys Oyola-Pérez

Project Manager

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Amarilys has nine years of experience in multimedia production and strategic digital media management and coordination. Her scope of work focuses on collaborating with educational and non-profit organizations to increase their impact and fulfill their mission. Recently, she volunteered and worked with the organization TECHO during their disaster relief…

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Lucy Hendrickson

Project Coordinator

Lucy Hendrickson is a sophomore at the University of Montana in Missoula. She is studying Spanish and Environmental Studies. With a passion for nature, education, community and music, Missoula has quickly begun to feel like her home. Lucy’s love of the outdoors is what drew her west, where the mountains and rivers have brought her…

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Wesley Frugé

Special Assistant

Wesley Frugé brings a diverse work background ranging from the public to private sectors to his role as Special Assistant to the CEO & Founder at williamsworks. In this position he works closely with the CEO to run the organization, and supports client work on special projects, project management and event planning. Wesley has been…

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Carol Williams

Senior Advisor

Carol Williams’ career as an activist, peacemaker, educator, mother and grandmother has spanned four decades. As a passionate civil servant, Carol has dedicated her life to representing the people of Montana, maintaining a clean and healthy environment for future generations, promoting peace, and advocating for the rights of women and children. She spent more than…

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Pat Williams

Pat Williams

Senior Advisor

Congressman Pat Williams’ career has been dedicated to strengthening America’s education system, making schools safer for our children, fighting for the underprivileged and protecting his home state of Montana's special places for future generations. Starting as a teacher in Butte, as a state legislator, then as Montana’s Congressman and as a faculty member at the…

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