Charmaine Williams is the vice president of human resources for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. Charmaine has been in the human resources field since 1995, and the YMCA since 2002, with most of her career centered on supervisory and management roles.
As the head of human resources for the Y, Charmaine is a member of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s senior management team. Through her direct reports, which include the director of employment and two regional human resources managers, Charmaine oversees over 800 full-time employees as well as 2,400 part-time and seasonal employees in Chicagoland and at camps in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Prior to joining the Y, Charmaine held HR leadership positions in both not-for-profit and private organizations, including Fortune 150 companies. Her past experience encompasses generalist and specialist work in the areas of employee/labor relations, employment/staffing, benefits and compensation, training, career development, college relations, and mergers and acquisitions.
Charmaine holds a master’s degree in human resources management from Keller Graduate School of Business and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certificate from the Society of Human Resources Professionals.