Laura Niznik Williams

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Position Title
Director - Health

  • Government and Community Relations, Office of the Chancellor
Sacramento Health Campus

With a focus on Health, Laura provides strategic direction to the department’s efforts to:

  • develop and maintain relationships with elected officials, their staff and various departments and agencies;
  • coordinate elected officials visits to the health system for policy briefings and to serve as speakers and guests at special events;
  • advocate the University of California position on proposed legislation at the state and federal levels;
  • increase awareness of UC Davis Health's position and commitment to the community and its partners;
  • support a variety of activities and partner organizations throughout the Sacramento region;
  • lead workforce development for Aggie Square;
  • serve on the Aggie Square project team;
  • connect with the community through the UC Davis Health Community Advisory Board; 
  • work with local elementary, high school and community college students to educate and promote diversity in the future health care workforce;
  • engage with local neighbors and community members on issues of importance.