Nikema Williams serves as the First Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. Professionally, she is the Director of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, Incorporated (PPSE). In this position, she tracks and monitors key bills relevant to the mission of PPSE. Weekly, she coordinates Women in the Halls, a citizen lobbying program, which allows her to teach everyday women from many diverse backgrounds the art of lobbying their elected officials. She also represents PPSE at coalition meetings and organizes community outreach events to promote PPSE to a broad and diverse audience.
She serves as the National Committee Woman for the Young Democrats of Georgia. She was honored to serve as a Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. In recognition of her work to engage more young people in Democratic Politics, she was named Georgia Young Democratic of the year in 2009 and received the 2009 Future is Now Young Leader award from the Young Democrats of Atlanta.
The Apex Society designated her as one of their Power 30 Under 30 in the field of politics for 2008. She is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta’s LEAD class of 2009 and a 2009 graduate of Yale University’s Women’s Campaign School. She was also recognized in the 2009 and 2010 publication of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta as a community leader. She was honored in 2010, by Outstanding Atlanta, the city’s premiere honor for community involvement. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
In 2007, she was elected Chair of the 13th Congressional District for The Democratic Party of Georgia. In this role, she serves as a liaison between Congressman David Scott and the six Democratic County parties within the congressional district. Upon election, she became the youngest Congressional District Chair ever elected in the state. She also served a two year term as 1st Vice Chair of the Fulton County Democratic Party.
She is a native of Smiths, Alabama. Nikema received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Talladega College, a private liberal arts HBCU in Talladega, Alabama. She is married to Leslie Small, and they reside in Historic Westside Village with their two rescue Yorkshire Terriers, Ginger and Belle. They are members of Central United Methodist Church.