Ariana Williams

Ariana Williams, BSPH, MPAc

Collaborator: Impact Data Analyst

ariana@broadsight.co
Superpower

Superpower

I surround myself with people who see my potential, act as champions and invest in my growth as a professional and a person. Through networks of support, I am inspired to be my whole and true self — welcoming the space to learn and grow and cherishing a gift I aim to pay forward.

As an Impact Data Analyst at Broadsight since 2021, I collaborate with our impact analysis team and clients to collect, manage, analyze and report on findings from qualitative data.

Growing up in Holyoke and Springfield, MA, I was diagnosed with renal disease at age seven, and then lost my father as a teen. These early experiences led me to explore and fall in love with the field of public health. Pursuing my undergraduate degree in this field prompted me to reflect deeply on my upbringing, evolve how I view myself, and refine I manage my own health and wellbeing. Most importantly, it gave me a sense of purpose and passion in my work.

After graduating from American International College in 2017, I served as a Youth Development and Community Engagement Coordinator at a local non-profit focused on food insecurity, sustainability, youth development, and environmental and structural racism. I became a community health worker and eventually the public health director at a local non-profit, Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services. There, I launched and managed programs on gun violence prevention, problem gambling, chronic disease and nutrition, tobacco abstinence, and youth advocacy. In addition to my role with Broadsight, I currently serve as a Strategic Grant Writer with Baystate Health.

Throughout my career, I've been frustrated by how difficult it is for small nonprofits to find, apply for, and maintain funding. I aspire to help small nonprofits grow and become thriving, sustainable organizations. I do this by guiding them to stay relevant by attracting and developing young professionals in the field of public health.

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What does it look like for your organization to thrive?

Our impact evaluation team works with clients at all stages of organizational growth, program development, and stakeholder engagement to help them answer this core question.