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VOL. 129 | NO. 162 | Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Williams Joins Memphis Obstetrics as OB/GYN

By Kate Simone

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Dr. Jason Williams has joined the staff of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC, where he will focus on women’s health care issues, including prevention, diagnosis and management of many general medical conditions. As an OB/GYN, he specializes in general obstetrical care, infertility, pelvic disorders, and prevention and detection of diseases such as breast and cervical cancer.

Hometown: Memphis

Experience: Graduate of Houston High School, with undergrad studies at UT Knoxville, study abroad in Perth, Australia; Medical school at University of Tennessee Health Science Center here in Memphis and residency at UT here in Memphis.


Family: My son is 10 this year! In a serious relationship and plans for engagement and marriage in the future.

Favorite quote: “Sixty percent of the time, it works every time!” – Brian Fantana (“Anchorman”)

Favorite movie: Any ’90s Adam Sandler or Chris Farley movie

The sports team(s) you root for: Volunteers, Atlanta Braves, and of course the Grizz

What’s playing on your stereo right now? Jack Johnson or some old alt rock

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Biking, both on road and off

What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing more than anything! (And so do all those that surround me.)

What attracted you to MOGA? I loved the people that work here! I wanted to surround myself with the best so that I can continue to learn as I practice.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Being a good dad; it has been a struggle through school and residency to balance everything, but somehow I have managed to end up with the best kiddo ever!

What do you most enjoy about your work? I get to be part of a very personal and exciting time for a family during childbirth. Where else do you get to see tears of joy on a regular basis?

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? Put your head down and work hard! Don’t expect to be successful without doing the dirty work, because that’s not going to happen in today’s world. Oh, and put down your phone and talk to the person standing next to you!


Terry Durham has joined the Memphis office of Pickering Firm Inc. as an electrical project engineer. Durham received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Memphis and has 25 years of experience. In addition, Katherine Nelson and Chase Percer have joined Pickering’s Memphis office as architectural interns. Nelson and Percer both received their Bachelor of Fine Arts in architecture from the University of Memphis.

Lindy Faulkner, an employee at Eclectic Eye, has been certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Within the optical industry, ABO certification demonstrates the individual has met a national set of standards as a qualified and knowledgeable optician.

Jeremy Palmer has been promoted to technology service manager at State Systems Inc., where he’ll be responsible for the technology service department. Palmer previously served as senior field technician. Garrett Robertson has been promoted to technology sales executive. Robertson previously served as senior telephony technician.

Kiwanis Club of Memphis has named its 2014-2014 officers and directors. The officers are: Joey Hagan, president; Jim Ralston, president elect; Doug Cupples, vice president; and Jennifer DeSouza, secretary. The board of directors includes Judith Black Moore, Mary Claire Borys, Sam Cantor, Grady Frisby, Skeet Haag, Janice Holder, John Lawrence, Joe Sing, Chuck Strong, Cynthia Talley, Chris Triplett and Mary Wilder.

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