Williams was instrumental in creating the Orange County Sheriff’s Peer Support Team, which was launched in 2013 but which she joined in 2014. Today the team is made up of 75 sheriff’s employees, both sworn and professional staff, all of whom have volunteered their services.
Their role: to support peers in their personal or professional lives, whether that involves a divorce, alcohol, post-traumatic stress or death of a family member.Read the article
California Southern University named Heather Williams the recipient of the 2017 CalSouthern Difference Award, presented annually to a CalSouthern alumnus who has made a difference in his or her profession, field of study or local community through distinguished work, scholarship, innovation or service.
Heather is passionate about empowering and preparing employees to take charge of their physical and emotional survival, ultimately reducing stress, living happier more fulfilling lives and building inner resiliency.