Krystal Williams

Title/Position

Secretary

Department

Board of Directors

Pronouns

she/her/hers

Krystal is a member of the ACLU of Maine’s Board of Directors. She previously served a term that started in 2018 and rejoined in 2023.

During her first term on the board, Krystal served as the equity officer and helped rewrite the bylaws and implement term limits. Now, she focuses on general board operations and governance.

In 2020, Krystal founded Providentia Group PLLC, a Portland-based law firm focused on corporate and civil rights law. She also provides training and strategic consulting to organizations with a specific focus on equity and belonging. Previously, she worked as an attorney at Pierce Atwood and Bernstein Shur.

Krystal is a dedicated community member. She founded Alpha Legal Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to diversifying the legal profession and she is an adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law where she successfully petitioned for the school to create a special course of study in public interest and social justice. Krystal has served on the board of directors for multiple nonprofits and in leadership roles at her alma maters. She currently serves as a trustee for the University of New England,  a technology advisor for Maine Technology Institute, a director for Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, and the chairperson of the Community Engagement Committee for the Maine Trust for Local News.

Krystal earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law, an MBA from Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business, and dual undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Psychology from Williams College.

Krystal’s interests vary widely, and she often has a side project going on in one of the following areas: singing, Christian mysticism, community organizing, and indoor gardening.