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Commission Member

  • Ruth A. Williams
    AARP Representative
    Term of Appointment: August 21, 2009 — September 30, 2012

Ruth Williams retired in 2005 as Director of Nursing from Memphis Healthcare Center, where she worked for eight years. Prior to her employment with Memphis Healthcare Center, she worked for 14 years at the Methodist University Hospital. Prior to that, she worked for 18 years at The Med. From 1965 to 2005, she acquired experience in clinical, medical surgery, and she is a registered nurse.


Ms. Williams is involved with many community activities, including: membership with AARP Graceland Chapter; AARP Chapter Liaison of Chapters 2443 and 3589; Graceland Nursing Home; Conversations with

the State Legislators—On the Hill; Docent with the Civil Rights Museum; Memphis Grizzlies Basketball games; Southern Heritage Classic Football games; membership drive for Nehemiah Project Community Celebration; and Sisterhood Showcase. She has assisted at health fairs; participated in the E. Prescribing sponsored by University of Tennessee; shared information with other members of AARP about the safety of E. Script; volunteered information with members of Regional Impact Team about Healthcare to take back to the community; and served as the Associate Leader of Regional Impact Team of Memphis.


Her experience and qualifications: building and maintaining relationships with physicians, surgeons, and nurses; the ability to interface with individuals at all levels of healthcare organization; results-orientated and ready-to-implement marketing strategies that meet and exceed goals; processing and conveying complex terminology via written and verbal communication; committee leadership and participation; developing health education materials; and teaching in-service lessons and acting as preceptor.


Ms. Williams attended Memphis State University and has a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Master's in Healthcare Administration (MHA). Additional credentials and affiliations include: the Tennessee Nurse's Association; Tennessee State License; Registered Professional Nurse-Multistate; RN Club of Memphis; and certification in CPR and BLS.



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