La’Quana Williams, MPH, is a Program Manager at Prevention Institute's Los Angeles (Leimert Park) office whose work focuses on the intersection of health equity and racial justice. La’Quana works across numerous projects and focus areas including external efforts across PI’s Healthy and Equitable Communities, and Safety and Wellbeing teams. She supports consultation intakes and delivery of training and technical assistance across a range of tools, specifically the System of Prevention framework and Building Bridges paper and presentation materials. Internally, La’Quana leads PI’s capacity building processes for a racial justice approach to staff development. In her current role, much of her work supports local health departments and other federal agencies in their learning and implementation of applying a racial justice lens to their violence prevention both locally and nationally.
La’Quana received her master's of Public Health with an emphasis in Urban Health Disparities from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and a BA in Africana Studies from San Diego State University. Prior to joining Prevention Institute, La’Quana managed a Health Pathway at a CA community college, and immediately prior to that served as the Health Equity and Cultural Competency Coordinator for Monterey County Health Department. She serves as an adjunct lecturer at California State University, Monterey Bay, where she teaches several public health and social justice courses. La’Quana is the proud mother of two amazing boys and resides in her hometown of Inglewood, California.