Calvinia Williams, M.Div, DD 
Lupus of Nevada, Inc.

Calvinia Williams is of African American and Native American Indian specifically Cherokee and Blackfoot descent. She is the founder of the Lupus Ministry and Support group and now founder of Lupus of Nevada, Inc., in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to her move to Las Vegas, she extensively worked in the non-profit industry for thirty years. Ms. Williams has worked for United Negro College Fund, the American Red Cross, and as sound engineer for various radio stations. Also, she has produced her own on-air cable talk show. She has held a variety of positions with the West Coast Office of the NAACP, Sickle Cell Chapter in San Francisco, and many other agencies that have benefited from her expertise. She recently received Woman of the Year 2006-2007 award from her Omicron Chapter Beta Sigma Phi in Las Vegas. Ms. Williams was also on the Lupus Foundation of America Education Committee out of Washington, D.C. Calvinia received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979, from Cal-State Hayward University and Golden State School of Theology awarded her a Master’s Degree in Divinity in 2001. Most recently she was awarded a Doctorate in Divinity in 2011, Triune Biblical University, Kelso, WA.