CCL Societal Impact Group Leader Honored by NurseTRUST

Andi Williams wins NurseTRUST Award

Andi Williams, Director of the Nonprofit and Population Health Leadership practices for Societal Impact at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)®, has been awarded the 2024 Shirley Chater Enduring Leadership Award by NurseTRUST.

This prestigious award is presented annually to an individual who is a strong advocate for NurseTRUST and who is known for leadership in their organization and community, for high standards, and for leading through challenging times.

Named in honor of Dr. Shirley Chater, a renowned nurse, healthcare leader, and advocate for nursing leadership, the Shirley Chater Enduring Leadership Award recognizes individuals who embody Dr. Chater’s spirit of leadership, innovation, and dedication to developing nurse leaders to improve nursing, health, and healthcare.

Williams served as Deputy Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program from 2009 until 2015 and was instrumental in helping lead alumni ENF members in the transition and creation of NurseTRUST. Williams continues to serve as a leader in their ongoing work.

This recognition is even more special for Williams, as it’s traditionally awarded to nurses.

“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for this award and the opportunity to serve this community. Shirley’s legacy calls us all to be beacons of enduring leadership. I call on each of you to embrace the journey of leadership with courage, humility, and compassion,” Williams stated during her award acceptance speech.

“Andi not only embodies Dr. Chater’s spirit of leadership, innovation, and dedication to developing nurse leaders, she also epitomizes CCL’s mission to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide. She served as an instrumental leader at CCL for the RWJF ENF program for nearly a decade, and her leadership was critical to the creation and success of what is now,” said Lynn Fick-Cooper, Chief Equity and Societal Impact Officer.

“To be the first recipient of this prestigious award who is not a nurse herself is a testament to Andi’s unique brand of leadership and deep commitment to the nursing profession. She is the most compassionate, creative, resilient leader I have ever had the privilege to work with across my career.”

About the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)®

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