NASHVILLE, TN —
The Dialysis Clinic Inc Donor Services (DCIDS) Board of Directors has officially appointed Karen Williams as Director of Human Resources for DCI Donor Services.
Ms. Williams, an attorney with more than twenty years experience in employee relations, says DCIDS’ mission of saving and enhancing lives drew her to the field of donation. She joins DCIDS from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she served as Administrative Officer, and prior to that she worked as the Human Resources Administrator for the university. Ms. Williams also served as Staff Attorney for the Administrative Office of the Tennessee Supreme Court. At Vanderbilt she worked on job-related issues, including coaching, mediation, training, as well as providing ongoing guidance of supervisors and staff on all aspects of employee relations.
Ms. Williams says employment issues have fascinated her since a very young age. “I became an attorney, because I knew it would be good background for anything in life, but I never intended to be a lawyer. I’ve always liked dealing with employment issues. My parents had a building material business and we would sit around the dinner table and talk about what was going on with staff, the logistics of keeping the place going — all of it. People are so complex and all sorts of interesting things come up, so I just gravitated towards human resources.”
Williams earned her Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and her Juris doctor from The University of Georgia School of Law.
Ms. Williams notes that DCIDS not only has a wonderful mission, but strong leaders and employees moving it forward.
“I’m just so impressed with the environment and the quality of people we have, and more specifically, the way people support the mission. The entire hiring process and management training program are both strong. I look forward to advancing DCIDS’ vision even further – of ensuring that every person in need receives the ‘Gift of Life’. I’ll work with DCIDS to build on the excellence, innovation and caring already exhibited by this organization – to save and improve more lives.”
DCI Donor Services’ family of companies includes DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank and organ procurement organizations in California, New Mexico and Tennessee. We save and enhance lives by connecting people through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Our unique approach to service allows for nationwide donation, transplantation, and distribution of organs and tissues while maintaining strong community ties. www.dcids.org