•                                                         Leadership                     Community engagement                     Equity & inclusion                     Improving health care                     Awards & recognition                     Volunteer                     HealthPartners Institute                     Foundations                     Newsroom          
  •                         Clinics & hospitals                     Insurance                     Pharmacy                     Healthy living                                          
  •                                                         Women's health                     Virtuwell blog                     Kids' health                     Insurance                     Men's health                     Medicare                     Senior health                     Foundations          
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Board member, First elected: 2021

Career

Paul Williams is president and CEO of Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL). PPL is one of Minnesota’s premier multi-service community development organizations, building and managing affordable housing for thousands across the Twin Cities, as well as providing job training skills for lower income, marginally-skilled workers. Paul provides strategic day-to-day leadership to PPL, while also providing leadership in a variety of civic and policy arenas across the community. Prior to joining PPL, Paul served as St. Paul’s deputy mayor, where his deep passion for economic opportunity, community building and diversity, equity and inclusion flourished. 

In addition to serving on the HealthPartners board, Paul also serves on the boards of the Minneapolis’ 9th District Federal Reserve and the Destination Medical Center in Rochester. Paul also previously served on the boards of the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, the St. Paul Port Authority and the F.R. Bigelow Foundation.  

Education
  • M.A., Nonprofit Management, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • B.A., Government, St. John’s University
Personal

Born and raised in St. Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood, Paul and his wife Mickey Moore still reside in his native city, where they have two adult children. Paul is passionate about music and spent two decades playing Rugby, honing his deep commitment to team building and community.