Calvin Williams, President & Founder
President & Founder
Calvin Williams led the development of several landmark programs in Cincinnati, Ohio that provided innovative services to men and fathers, including the Genesis Men’s Program, the SUMA Fatherhood Project and the Lighthouse REAL Dad’s program. He is a founding and current board member of the Ohio Practitioners Network for Fathers & Families (OPNFF), and a former co-director of the Community Building Institute at Xavier University.
He co-authored and is a Master Trainer for the nationally recognized “On My Shoulders” fatherhood curriculum published by PREP, Inc., serving as the fatherhood consultant on the PREP curriculum development team.
Mr. Williams served with Public Strategies Inc. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he helped to develop the TRUE Dads program. He created fatherhood-related initiatives for the Oklahoma City Public School District, and the Oklahoma County Child Support Services Division. His experience with the Single Parents Support Network (Oklahoma City) ignited a passion for supporting single mothers raising sons. Mr. Williams pioneered the delivery of “On My Shoulders” classes to fathers in multiple Oklahoma Department of Correctional facilities and is a certified Basic & Family/Divorce Mediator (OK).
Mr. Williams is a proud father to Aaron Williams, whom he raised in a successful co-parenting relationship. Mr. Williams is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, resided in Louisville, KY throughout his adolescent and young adult years, then settled in Cincinnati, Ohio where he’s lived now for over 27 years.
The expansion of Lucian Families relies on the marketing strategies developed by Sheryl Alexis. Alexis, a digital marketing professional, brings her marketing experience in digital and retail marketing. She translates her marketing experience to support the organization’s mission within the community. Alexis is a member of the American Marketing Association and Rotary International. With her continued participation in the field of marketing and her enthusiasm to improve communities, Alexis is dedicated to effectively managing the organization’s marketing efforts to reach communities.