Joy Machelle Williams has been committed to improving health equity in the Black faith community. Joy launched SoulJoy Wellness to reach the Black faith community online and in-person. This faith-focused platform helps you live your best life on purpose with faith, fitness and fun. Through SoulJoy Wellness, Joy has hosted 5Ks, virtual self-care summits, workshops, cooking classes and fitness classes online and in-person. Prior to the start of SoulJoy Wellness, Joy worked for ESPN as Senior Director of Ad Sales Development for both Studio and International Production. Previously, she was Assistant Vice President at JP Morgan Chase. Joy also has experience in traditional and digital media with HBO, MTV, CBS, and Cablevision. Joy has a bachelors degree in Economics from Vassar College, a master of arts in Media Studies from the New School University and an MBA with a concentration in media and finance from Columbia Business School. While at Columbia Business School, Joy served as the first Black woman elected as Student Body President. Joy’s passion for public health grew out of her own health needs. Joy was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation at the age of 23 and learned of health disparities the health disparities experienced by the Black community. Her commitment to health justice and social justice is exhibited in all the work that she does. Joy is a member of the Theta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc where she serves as chair of the Building Economic Legacy Committee. She is also a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church where she was ordained as Elder.