Board of Health Member --
Alfreda A. Williams
Date Appointed: January 8, 2012
Term Does Not Expire
Represents: Board of Legislature
Alfreda A. Williams joined the Board of Health in 2012 as a representative of the Board of Legislature.
In her professional career, she has specialized in human resource administration, management training and development and risk management in the health care industry. She has worked for Mount Sinai Medical Center and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Earlier, she had worked for the New York State Education Department and the New York State Department of Labor.
In 1994, Ms. Williams embarked on a political career and became the first African-American to be elected Greenburgh Town Clerk. This position involves maintaining the Town’s records, issuing licenses and permits, administering the cable television franchise agreements (Cablevision and Verizon), facilitating all elections conducted in the Town of Greenburgh and interaction with Town residents and civic associations on many issues. She held that post until 2007.
A current member of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Ms. Williams is a former parliamentarian of the organization, and former director of the Greenburgh Chapter. Ms. Williams is a life member and former president of the White Plains-Greenburgh NAACP; a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International; and former president of the Hartsdale Club. She is also a member of the Black Democrats of Westchester, and a member and former vice president of the Westchester Town and City Clerks Association. Over the years, she also was involved with the Greenburgh Central 7 PTA, the Woodlands High School Scholarship Fund and has served on the Board of Directors of the Greenburgh Health Center.
Ms. Williams has received several awards and recognition from organizations including the Westchester Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club, the Greenburgh Housing Authority and The National Italian-American Foundation of Westchester and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Zno Special Recognition Award.
She earned a B.A. degree in History from Queens College, City University of New York; and a Master’s in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Ms. Williams enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling, listening to jazz, reading mystery novels and taking brisk walks around her lovely town. She moved to Greenburgh with her family in 1974.