Mark Joseph Williams


Portrait of Mark Joseph Williams Mark Joseph Williams, a clerical abuse survivor, serves as special advisor to Cardinal Joesph W. Tobin, Archdiocese of Newark. Mark is a management consultant and forensic psychological clinician. He and his wife, Karen, have four grown children and five grandchildren. They are parishoners at Church of the Little Flower, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, the westernmost faith community in Newark's Roman Catholic Archdiocese.

Mark Williams has more than 25 years of experience in human resources consulting, retained search, and project leadership. He has performed functional and operational reviews for public, private and nonprofit organizations. Mark has held the top Human Resources role in several companies within the bio-pharma, defense, automotive, and commercial real estate sectors. He has also been an operational executive at major hospitals in the Northeast. He is an expert advisor to the C-Suite and has worked extensively with boards of directors and trustee leaders to achieve a genuinely collaborative business culture for superior results. At present, he serves as a special advisor in the Archdiocese of Newark. Mark brings financial, strategic, relational, role and cultural intelligence to boards.

Mark is an expert in strategic talent management and succession planning, both as a consultant and as an in-house executive. He has designed global performance management systems and advised on maximizing human capital through mergers and acquisitions. Mark has assisted organizations from small to large, both privately held and publicly traded (Fortune 500 and Global 1000), to discover their strategic vision, mission and values, and to ensure that the right people are in the right roles at the right time.

A graduate of King’s College (BA, Philosophy) and Columbia University (MS, Social Work) Mark is a professionally trained psychotherapist (LCSW), with a specialty in forensics; an expert in trauma, he serves as mitigation specialist / advocate on the defense side of many legal cases at the federal, state and local level; he is on the expert roster of NYC Office of Mayor and partners with The New York Criminal Bar Association (NYCBA). Mark is a certified HOGAN Leadership Profiles Executive Coach. He is a gifted public speaker, writer and group facilitator.