Adriane Johnson-Williams is the founder and principal of Standpoint Consulting, LLC, a firm dedicated to centering lived experience in all their organizational improvement efforts. She has served as board chair for the ACE Awareness Foundation, an operating foundation to educate Greater Memphis about adverse childhood experiences, support families in creating safe and supportive environments for children and change policies and practices to prevent and mitigate ACEs. Dr. Johnson-Williams has also been board chair and is a co-founder of Whole Child Strategies, Inc. an organization seeking to center the lived experiences of people in communities in seeking solutions to the challenges facing families and children and limiting the educational opportunities of children and youth. Prior to these roles, she was board chair for Girls Inc. of Memphis. She is slightly obsessed with nonprofit governance. Johnson-Williams received her Master of Education in Secondary Education from The George Washington University and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French from Wellesley College. Dr. Johnson-Williams was an assistant professor in the College of Human Resources and Education at West Virginia University. She began her career as researcher for the Council of the Great City Schools, an advocacy group for urban school districts, located in Washington, D.C. Dr. Johnson-Williams received a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.