Della Williams leads FUSE’s efforts to expand programming, training, and tools for fellows and government partners, helping FUSE deliver on its commitment to advancing racial equity through its fellowship model. Della is also a project management consultant and owns Rosalie’s Daughter Home Advantage LLC, a real estate investment firm that buys, renovates, and rents quality homes to HCV (formerly Section 8) families and advocates for foundation-building resources and opportunities for the tenants.
She served as a FUSE Executive Fellow with the Pittsburgh Office of the Mayor, helping to transform public housing to better provide services for residents. Her work included conducting a comprehensive literature review and a deep benchmarking study to develop recommendations for internal reforms aimed at improving the quality, delivery, and breadth of services offered by the Housing Authority. Previously, Della spent more than 20 years in IT consulting, most of which she spent at IBM, working across three continents. She has managed complex, multi-million dollar IT projects within various industries and provided global information technology services to outsourced clients. She earned a B.A. and M.S. in library science from the University of Pittsburgh.