State Directors


Benita Williams Project Transitions Pennsylvania State Director

Benita Williams is a Pennsylvania licensed social worker who comes to PT with over 22 years of experience in the field. Benita earned her Bachelor of Social Work and Masters of Social Work degrees from Temple University. For the last 19 years Benita has worked for the Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services  (DHS) in a variety of positions starting out as a Social Worker to her most recent role as Operations Director. As Operations Director Benita managed all of DHS’s back end operations which included foster care, adoptions, in home services, older youth services, DHS nurses, DHS psychologist as well as other departments. During her tenure at DHS, Benita gained clinical experience by working as a mobile therapist in her early years and as a pool social worker at Temple University Hospital in her latter years. Benita has a passion for helping people reach their full potential.  



Sarah Metter Project Transitions Tennessee State Director

Sarah Metter is the State Director of Tennessee at Project Transition. Sarah has over 10 years of experience in the Mental Health field serving in a variety of different roles across 4 states. She worked in direct care serving individuals diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness comorbid with substance use as well as managed a residential program serving individuals with IDD and co-occurring mental health diagnoses. Sarah spent several years in Quality Improvement with oversight on service delivery for individuals served in public sector mental health programs. Most recently, she functioned in an oversight capacity in the managed care world within provider relations. Sarah is dedicated to supportive oversight to the Systems of Support and Traditional programs in Tennessee to ensure all members receive high quality care. Her goal is to ensure that the true mission of Project Transition, independent community living defined by each member, is achieved through each of these programs. Sarah grew up in South Dakota and obtained her degree at the University of South Dakota. She currently resides in Nashville TN with her fiancé. They frequently indulge in the great live music scene of Nashville and enjoy hiking and being outdoors.