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Denise McWilliams


Denise McWilliams is the executive director of the New England Innocence Project and an attorney with over 30 years of experience providing representation to disenfranchised communities who are unable to navigate the legal system. These communities reflect a population of people who have AIDS; developmental disabilities; mental illnesses; who speak English as a second language; who have substance abuse issues; or are members of the LGBT community. Ms. McWilliams is a dynamic visionary who has spent her entire 35 year career committed to social justice issues. She has a demonstrated history of success in a variety of leadership roles encompassing strategy, policy development, advocacy, legal, and operations management.