Toni Williams

Vice President, Public Health

As a vice president for the Public Health team, Toni leads strategic communication efforts for the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program and the RWJF Culture of Health Prize, collaborative projects between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Before joining Burness, Toni was Senior Associate Director of Public Relations for the Alzheimer’s Association’s National Public Policy office, where she spearheaded the communications strategy for the organization’s annual Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report and helped secure legislative and public support for key policy initiatives, including the creation of the country’s first National Alzheimer’s Plan. Prior to the Alzheimer’s Association, Toni worked at C-SPAN for twelve years serving in a number of roles including Senior Producer and Project Manager for the network’s 25th Anniversary. As 25th Anniversary Project Manager, she  launched an integrated multimedia public education campaign celebrating the network’s significant contributions to the national political conversation.

Toni received her B.A. in Communications from Howard University.