Dedicated 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, before acquiring her vocational nursing license in 2003. She worked for Truman Smith Children’s Hospital, Gladewater, TX, as a Respiratory Therapist, while attending college. Ms. Williams received her BS in Business Administration from Texas College in 2006, and she became a Certified Assisted Living Manager in 2009. In 2016, she became a Diabetic SelfManagement (Conservation Maps) Facilitator at Merck with a lifetime certification, an Ambassador for the American Heart Association and an Ambassador for the American Sexual Health Association. In 2017. She completed and graduated from the BNR Leadership Academy.
Currently, Lisa works for Aquinai HomeHealth Agency, Dallas TX, serving as LVN Field Nurse/Community Liaison for 4 years. Ms. Williams 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, she founded Black Nurses Rock, Tyler, TX, serving as chapter president and CEO. In addition, Lisa is also a BNR State Director of Texas and received the Black Nurses Rock National Nurse Leader Award. Ms. Williams leads with a mission to inspire and empower innovative leaders to serve and educate vulnerable communities. Currently she is pursuing a master’s in business administration desiring to become an entrepreneur as a Nurse Consultant. Ms. Williams is also a recipient of the Helen
McNeal Service Award by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Lisa is a member of North Star Baptist Church of Tyler, TX; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Top Ladies of Distinction, Rose City Chapter; Keep Tyler Beautiful Board; Nami Tyler Board; Francis Shivers Guild #7; Waridi Consistatory #236 Golden Circle; Mellie Arps 195 Heroines of Jericho; National Council of Negro Women; NAACP Tyler Branch #6232: Chairperson for Women in NAACP (W.I.N.); Secretary (former Assistant secretary for 2 years) and Executive Board Member; Cabot Award Volunteer; Texas College Alumni Association; Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #55; A. Phillip Randolph Institute; Bancorp South Corporate Board; and Metro Chamber of Commerce, Tyler TX. She has served as vice president of the Greater East Texas Black Nurses Association, Tyler TX, for 2 years. Ms. Williams has also served as secretary for Top Ladies of Distinction, Eastern Star, and Golden Circle. She is also a member of the Tyler Advisory Board American Heart Association.
Lisa K. Williams has a son, Antonio, daughter, Celissa, and granddaughter, Caleigh. 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.”