William Placek, MSW, LSW

President and Facilitator

William has worked in the non-profit world for close to twenty years. During his tenure in his current job operating a medical/behavioral program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, William has had the opportunity to develop his skills in supporting individuals and families, making community connections, and relying on them to help support his organizational mission. His expertise and training and his fierce determination to help improve the lives of others make him a perfect fit for his role with PFLAG Jersey Shore.

William joined PFLAG Jersey Shore in 2012 after the birth of his first son. William has always had a passion for helping families navigate the coming-out process in hopes of keeping families together. He began his time volunteering with PFLAG Jersey Shore as co-facilitator of our LGBTQ Toms River Support Meeting and overseeing fundraising & community outreach for the chapter. In November 2017, William was chosen as Interim President of the chapter after the previous President retired and then voted into the permanent role as President in 2018. William is an avid LGBTQ activist, sits on the chapter’s Speakers Bureau to provide educational symposiums in the community, and connects with community leaders to promote the mission of PFLAG Jersey Shore.

William lives along the shore in New Jersey with his 5-year-old son Grayson, and 8-year-old son Jaxon. William earned both his Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees from Walden University. When William is not working his full-time job or volunteering with PFLAG, he loves to spend time with his family at home or traveling to share new experiences with his two beautiful children.