Judith Marcano Williams is the Program Manager – Americas at the Vision Impact Institute. She joined the team in June 2018. In her role, Judith works with governments, key opinion leaders, and non-governmental organizations to raise awareness for healthy vision through advocacy initiatives in the region.
Over her career, Judith has held positions at the World Bank and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic. Her work has included the development and implementation of a portfolio of projects, technical assistance and grants in the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Colombia, El Salvador, and Belize. Judith’s technical experience combines a unique blend of private and government programs in the field of public health and education, working on issues such as health reform, nutrition, health education, and early childhood development. She was responsible for mobilizing advocacy efforts through public and private partnerships for the approval of the CAFTA-DR Free Trade Agreement, improving bilateral relations and promoting cooperation between the two countries.
Judith brings to the job a passion for convening diverse groups of people from the public and private sectors that will benefit all parties. She holds a Master’s in Applied Strategic Management from University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo.