Paula Williams

Executive Director
Centre County United Way


Paula is a Pennsylvania girl and Penn State alumna.  After teaching elementary school in Pennsylvania and then Maryland, she moved to New Mexico, where she developed her leadership skills with Habitat for Humanity, Komen for the Cure, Ronald McDonald House Charities, and Albuquerque Academy, a private school serving middle and high school students.  She is experienced in planning major events, implementing fundraising programs, managing budgets, and fostering relationships with volunteers, donors, and local leaders.  When not at work, Paula enjoys spending time with her family, cheering for Penn State and Philadelphia sports teams, taking long walks with her husband and dog, and baking.