Ericka Williams is the Manager of Family and Child Support Services for Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet, Early Childhood Services Division (Early Head Start and Head Start). She is responsible for overseeing the social services areas on a daily basis which also includes managing transportation, program eligibility, monitoring and maintaining reports and all data usage. Ericka has 2 Master’s Degrees, one in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Family & Community Services and Special Education and the other is a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Counseling. Ericka strongly believes young children and families are the future of our nation's society. She feels it is the responsibility of all Early Childhood Educators and Social Workers to nurture, motivate and educate parents in understanding the impact of parenting in their child's life. Ericka loves helping and encouraging children, families and staff to be knowledgeable of their roles when working with children and families. Appointed: 2016.