Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.
Hometown: Hernando, Miss.
Education: In 2009, I graduated from Northwest Mississippi Community College as a member of Phi Theta Kappa with an associate of arts degree. In 2011, I graduated magna cum laude from Belhaven University with a bachelor’s degree in health care administration.
Family: I have a 4-year-old daughter, Desiree.
Favorite quote: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
Favorite movie: “The Notebook”
The sports teams you root for: University of Memphis Tigers, Memphis Grizzlies, Ole Miss Rebels, New York Giants and Denver Broncos
What’s playing on your stereo right now? K-Love
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy cooking, reading, working out, going to University of Memphis and Grizzlies basketball games and fishing.
What talent do you wish you had? I would love to be able to play the piano.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My dad, Joe Williams, has had the greatest influence on me. He has been my teacher, coach, biggest cheerleader, mentor, boss and friend. I would not be the person I am today without his guidance and positive influence.
What attracted you to Senior Care Management Solutions? In 2009, I was the primary caregiver for my late grandmother, Lillian Anderson-Williams. During my experience, I learned firsthand how demanding the role of a caregiver could be on the family. It encompassed me to pursue a career helping seniors and their families. While finishing up my BHA, I came across a job opening at SCMS. After researching the company, I thought back to when I was caring for my grandmother and how we could have used their services.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment is graduating college with honors while working fulltime and being a single parent.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy building relationships with our clients, their families and our caregivers. The camaraderie we share is one of the most key factors in providing the best service possible.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Good things come to those that work hard to earn them. Don’t sit around waiting for someone to give you anything. Create your own opportunities and dream big.
Dr. Brad Canada has been named associate chief medical officer and vice president of physician services at UT Medical Group Inc. Canada is a UT Medical Group nephrologist and associate professor of medicine at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Asha Bhaskaran Pillai of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been named a 2012 V Scholar by the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The award is part of the foundation’s initiative to fund “rising star” physicians and scientists for two years as they begin their careers.
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Tennessee Community Organizations has awarded SRVS for outstanding contributions toward improving the lives of people with disabilities. The organization received the 2012 community outreach award for publications; John Barzizza received the volunteer of the year award; John Light received the individual achievement for West Tennessee award; and Priscilla Berry received the outstanding manager for West Tennessee award.
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Six Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC attorneys have been named in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America as Memphis lawyers of the year for their practice areas. They are: C. Thomas Cates, municipal law; W.J. Michael Cody, arbitration; Joe M. Duncan, litigation – trusts and estates; Jef Feibelman, bet-the-company litigation; Charles F. Newman, appellate practice; and W. Rowlett Scott, litigation – real estate.