Lisa Williams – President of Black Nurses Rock Tyler Texas

lkwilliams1aDedicated nurse Lisa K. Williams is an active member of community organizations and founding CEO of Black Nurses Rock, Tyler, Texas.  Born and raised in Tyler, she is the daughter of Ellen Jean Williams and the late Arthur Lee Williams.  Graduating in 1988 from John Tyler High School as an honor roll student, she attended Tyler Junior College and received an Associates in Applied Science in Respiratory Care in 2002.

A recipient of the 2012 Health and Wellness Advocacy Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Lisa is dedicated to the field of nursing.  It is her love, representing an incredible learning experience and wonderful journey helping others.  She worked as a CNA since she was 16, and before acquiring her vocational nursing license in 2003, she worked for Truman Smith Children’s Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist, Gladewater TX, while attending college.  She received her BS in Business Administration from Texas College in 2006, and she became a Certified Assisted Living Manager in 2009.

Currently, Lisa works for CVS Home Health Agency, Dallas TX, serving as LVN Field Nurse/Community Liaison for 2 years.  She also worked as LVN Field Nurse for Nightingale Home Health.  For 5 years she was Assistant Director of Nursing at Park Place Rehabilitation Center, Tyler TX.

Most recently, Lisa has founded Black Nurses Rock, Tyler, TX, serving as chapter president and CEO, with a mission to inspire and empower innovative leaders to serve and educate vulnerable communities.  Currently she is pursuing a Masters in Business Administration at Drexel University, desiring to become an entrepreneur as a nurse consultant.

Lisa is a member of the North Star Baptist Church of Tyler TX; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Top Ladies of Distinction, Rose City Chapter; Francis Shivers Guild #7; Waridi Consistatory #236 Golden Circle; Mellie Arps 195 Heroines of Jericho; National Council of Negro Women; Women in NAACP; Texas College Alumni Association; Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #55; A. Phillip Randolph Institute; Tyler Black Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Longview TX; and Metro Chamber of Commerce, Tyler TX.  She is Chairperson for the Women in NAACP, and she has served as vice president of the Greater East Texas Black Nurses Association, Tyler TX, for 2years.  She has also served as secretary for the Top Ladies of Distinction, the Eastern Star, and the Golden Circle, and as assistant secretary for NAACP.

Lisa K. Williams has one son, Antonio, one daughter, Celissa, and one granddaughter Caleigh Chanel .  She lives by the philosophy embodied in that famous quotation:  “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”