Lynette Drawn-Williamson was first appointed to the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations in May 2005 by Mayor Tom Murphy. Commissioner Drawn-Williamson was reappointed to the Commission by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in July 2009 and March 2013.
Commissioner Drawn-Williamson currently works as the Site Director for the East Liberty Family Support Center. Previously, Commissioner Drawn-Williamson worked at the Ozanam Cultural Center, providing educational, recreational and social after-school activities for inner city youth, and as Deputy Director, Supervisor, and Training Manager at the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center. Commissioner Drawn Williamson’s experience in human services, particularly her activism for children and family welfare, provides the Commission with valuable knowledge of the needs and rights of youth in the Pittsburgh region.
Commissioner Drawn-Williamson earned her undergraduate degree at Duquesne University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She received a Master’s of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) degree at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA).
Commissioner Drawn-Williamson is an active member of her church and community. She serves as Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of East Liberty, as a Board Member of the Marilyn G. Rabb (MRG) Foundation and Heinz Endowments, and as a member of the Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs of Pennsylvania (JDCAP). Additionally, Commissioner Drawn-Williamson works as an instructor for Strength-Based Family Workers (SFW), a trainer and advisor for Family Development Credential (FDC), and a Child Welfare Trainer for the University of Pittsburgh. Commissioner Drawn-Williamson is a Deacon and Chairperson of the St. Paul Baptist Church Youth Ministry.