Associate Commissioner Bob Williams
Bob Williams is the Associate Commissioner for the Social Security Administration’s Office of Employment Support Programs. Prior to this, he was the Special Assistant to the Director of the DC Department on Disability Services. He also has advised the Kaiser Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund and others on policy issues affecting the health, independence and economic well being of Americans with disabilities of all ages.
From 1993-2000, Williams served as Commissioner on Developmental Disabilities and then as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long Term Care Policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 1990, he worked on enacting the ADA and began his career serving on a court appointed monitoring team charged with closing Forest Haven, the District of Columbia’s institution for people with developmental disabilities.