Children's Services Council


Council CEO honored with leadership award

Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County
April 22, 2019

Congratulations to our CEO, Dr. Lisa Williams-Taylor of Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, who has been honored with a 2019 Women in Leadership Award in the Public Sector by the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation.

Each year, the foundation chooses honorees who are nominated in four sectors (volunteer, private, nonprofit and public) to recognize the leadership accomplishments of women in the community. The awards luncheon typically attracts 700 attendees and raises money to help promising girls and young women in Palm Beach County attend college.

Dr. Williams-Taylor was nominated by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County and United Way of Palm Beach County.

In the nomination, Michelle Gonzalez, CEO of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, said, “Dr. Williams is an advocate for children and families in Palm Beach County on a multitude of levels. She is dedicated to supporting families in creative and innovative ways that invest in the health, education and social-emotional needs of the entire family unit. …We are incredibly fortunate as a community to have Dr. Williams-Taylor’s leadership.”

Dr. Laurie George, CEO of the United Way of Palm Beach County, concurred. “The leadership style of Dr. Williams-Taylor is truly what makes her shine. She is an excellent listener and engages her team to get their perspective on important issues.

“She exudes patience, kindness and compassion with all people.”

This isn’t the first time Dr. Williams-Taylor has been honored for her leadership. She also is the recipient of the 2017 Women’s Chamber of Commerce Palm Beach County Giraffe Award and the 2016 United Way Simply the Best Outstanding Executive Champion award.

For a list of all 2019 Women in Leadership Award winners, visit:


About Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

The Council is a local, special-purpose government created by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. For more than 30 years, it has provided leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.

For more information about Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, please visit us at or contact Shana Cooper, Public Information Officer, at 561.374.7570 or by clicking here.



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