Teresa Williams, MSc

Teresa Williams holds an MSc in Social Research Methods & Statistics from City University, London.  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK. Ms. Williams is currently Director of Strategy at the Children & Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) in England. Prior to joining Cafcass, she spent 6 years as Director of Justice & Welfare at the Nuffield Foundation, a private charitable trust in London which funds social science research to advance social wellbeing.  There, she spearheaded the creation of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory and now sits on its Board.   The Observatory was created to support the best possible decisions for children by improving the use of data and research evidence by family justice professionals in England & Wales.   Before that, Ms. WIlliams spent 20 years as a social policy analyst in a range of government departments, with her last role being Chief Social Researcher at the Ministry of Justice where she was also Head of the Access to Justice unit within Analytical Services. Ms. Williams was a member of the AFCC Task Force on the Use of Social Science Research in Family Law and is co-chair of AFCC’s international committee.

Former Presidents

Matthew Sullivan, PhD (2019-2020)
Hon. Dianna Gould-Saltman (2018-2019)
Annette T. Burns, JD (2017-2018)
Marsha Kline Pruett, ABPP, PhD (2016-2017)
Hon. Peter Boshier (2015-2016)
Richard Altman, JD (2014-2015)
Nancy Ver Steegh, JD (2013-2014)
Arnold Shienvold, PhD (2012-2013)
Linda Fieldstone, MEd (2011-2012)
Robert Smith, JD, MDiv (2010-2011)
Hon. Emile Kruzick (2009-2010)
Robin Deutsch, PhD (2008-2009)
Hon. William Fee (2007-2008)
Mary Ferriter, MPA (2006-2007)
Hon. Hugh Starnes (2005-2006)
Leslye Hunter, MA LMFT (2004-2005)
Hon. George Czutrin (2003-2004)
Jan Shaw, MPA (2002-2003)
Hon. Denise McColley (2001-2002)
Hon. Arline Rotman (2000-2001)
Phil Bushard, DPA (1999-2000)
Christine Coates, MEd, JD (1998-1999)
Hon. Alastair Nicholson (1997-1998)
Linda Hahn, MS (1996-1997)
John Kydd, MSW, JD (1995-1996)
Hon. Douglas McNish (1994-1995)
Robert Tompkins, MA (1993-1994)
Gerald Lecovin, LLB (1992-1993)
Hon. Susan Snow (1991-1992)
Russell Schoeneman, PhD (1990-1991)
Hon. Thomas Bishop (1989-1990)
Hon. Lawrence Kaplan (1988-1989)
Hugh McIsaac, MSW (1987-1988)
Donald Moir (1986-1987)
Anthony "Tim" Salius (1984-1986)
Jay Folberg, Esq. (1983-1984)
Hon. John Van Duzer (1982-1983)
Hon. Frank Orlando (1981-1982)
Hon. Nancy Holman (1980-1981)
Hon. Betty Barteau (1979-1980)
Hon. Marvin Holz (1978-1979)
Hon. Irwin Cantor (1977-1978)
Meyer Elkin (1976-1977)
Hon. Norman Fenton (1975-1976)
Hon. Solie Ringold (1974-1975)
Hon. Betty Vitousek (1973-1974)
Hon. Robert Hunter (1972-1973)
Hon. Byron Lindsley (1971-1972)
Hon. Melvin Cohn (1970-1971)
Hon. Victor Baum (1969-1970)
Hon. William MacFaden (1968-1969)
Hon. Timothy O'Reilly (1967-1968)
Hon. Laurens Henderson (1966-1967)
Hon. James Cunningham Sr. (1965-1966)
Hon. Frank Blum (1964-1965)
Hon. Verne Warner (1963-1964)
Hon. Roger Alton Pfaff (1963)