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Stephen L. Williams

Government administrator Stephen L. Williams was born on June 10, 1956, in Waycross, Georgia to Loretta Williams and Rosebud Smith, Sr. Williams graduated from Waycross High School in 1974, and earned his B.A. degree in sociology and social work from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama in 1977. He went on to receive his M.Ed. degree from Auburn University at Montgomery, and his M.P.A. degree from Baruch College, City University of New York, through the National Urban Fellowship program.

Beginning in 1995, Williams served as an administrator of public health and deputy director of Travis County’s Health and Human Services and Veteran Service Department in Austin, Texas. He became the director of public health for the Houston Department of Health and Human Services in 2004. Under his administration, the department launched community outreach programs such as Project Saving Smiles, which provided oral screenings to elementary school students; See to Succeed, which partnered with private organizations to provide children with eye exams and glasses; and Assessment, Intervention, and Mobilization (AIM), a door-to-door responsive services program. In 2006, Williams initiated the Hip Hop for HIV Awareness intervention project. He also collaborated with Enroll Gulf Coast to consult Houstonians on accessing health insurance through the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Williams also served as an adjunct professor for the University Of Texas School of Public Health.

Williams served on numerous boards and organizations. He was chairman of the Texas Department of State Health Services Public Funding and Policy Committee, the Coalition of the Homeless of Houston/Harris County and the Harris County System of Hope. He served on the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health External Advisory Board, the Texas Agri-Life Extension Services Urban Advisory Board, and the Harris County Healthcare Alliance Board. Williams was a member of the National Association of City and County Health Officials, American Public Health Association, Rotary Club of Houston, and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. Williams also served as president of the Texas Association of Local Health Officials.

Stephen L. Williams was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on November 28, 2016.

Accession Number

A2016.117

Sex

Male

Interview Date

11/28/2016

Last Name

Williams

Maker Category
Schools

Huntingdon College

Auburn University

Baruch College

Center Junior High School

Reidsville School

Gilchrist Park Elementary School

Waycross High School

First Name

Stephen

Birth City, State, Country

Waycross

HM ID

WIL77

Favorite Season

Spring and Fall

State

Georgia

Favorite Vacation Destination

Florida

Favorite Quote

None

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

Texas

Birth Date

6/10/1956

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

Houston

Country

United States

Favorite Food

Jamaican Food

Short Description

Government administrator Stephen L. Williams (1956 - ) served as administrator of public health and deputy director of Travis County’s Health and Human Services and Veteran Service Department in Austin, Texas, before becoming the director of public health for the Houston Department of Health and Human Services in 2004.

Employment

Houston's Department of Health and Human Services

Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority, Inc.

Maricopa County Department of Public Health

Austin/Travis County Department of Health and Human Services

Favorite Color

Blue, Black

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DAStories

Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Stephen L. Williams' interview

Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Stephen L. Williams lists his favorites

Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Stephen L. Williams describes his mother's occupation and education

Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Stephen L. Williams remembers his maternal grandmother

Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Stephen L. Williams remembers his maternal great-uncle

Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Stephen L. Williams describes his relationship with his father

Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Stephen L. Williams lists his siblings

Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Stephen L. Williams describes his earliest childhood memory

Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Stephen L. Williams remembers his neighborhood in Waycross, Georgia

Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Stephen L. Williams describes the smells and sounds of his childhood

Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Stephen L. Williams remembers his closest childhood friend

Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Stephen L. Williams describes his early education

Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Stephen L. Williams recalls residential segregation in Waycross, Georgia

Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Stephen L. Williams describes his early memories of religion

Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Stephen L. Williams remembers holidays with his family

Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Stephen L. Williams recalls attending Center Junior High School in Waycross, Georgia

Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Stephen L. Williams remembers attending Waycross High School in Waycross, Georgia

Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Stephen L. Williams remembers his summer jobs

Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Stephen L. Williams recalls his decision to attend Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama

Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Stephen L. Williams remembers his prom date at Waycross High School

Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Stephen L. Williams talks about the Civil Rights Movement

Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Stephen L. Williams remembers the male mentors in his neighborhood

Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Stephen L. Williams recalls attending Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama

Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Stephen L. Williams remembers his mentors at Huntingdon College, pt. 1

Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Stephen L. Williams remembers his mentors at Huntingdon College, pt. 2

Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Stephen L. Williams recalls working at the Alabama Industrial School for Boys in Mount Meigs, Alabama

Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Stephen L. Williams remembers working for the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority, Inc.

Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Stephen L. Williams talks about his first job after college

Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Stephen L. Williams recalls attending Auburn University at Montgomery in Montgomery, Alabama

Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Stephen L. Williams remembers leaving the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority, Inc.

Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Stephen L. Williams describes the National Urban Fellows program

Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Stephen L. Williams recalls working in Maricopa County, Arizona

Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Stephen L. Williams remembers meeting his wife

Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Stephen L. Williams recalls working in community development for Maricopa County, Arizona

Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Stephen L. Williams describes the public health programs he started in Maricopa, Arizona

Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Stephen L. Williams recalls becoming a public health administrator in Austin, Texas

Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Stephen L. Williams talks about serving as an executive manager in Austin, Texas

Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Stephen L. Williams recalls being hired as director of the health department in Houston, Texas

Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Stephen L. Williams talks about restructuring the Houston Health and Human Services Department

Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Stephen L. Williams describes the Assessment, Intervention and Mobilization initiative

Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Stephen L. Williams talks about the Healthy Families Houston program

Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Stephen L. Williams remembers hosting eye screenings with OneSight

Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Stephen L. Williams recalls providing health services for children in Houston, Texas, pt. 1

Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Stephen L. Williams recalls providing health services for children in Houston, Texas, pt. 2

Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Stephen L. Williams talks about initiatives to enroll residents in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Stephen L. Williams talks about improving interactions between the police and mentally ill residents

Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Stephen L. Williams recalls reducing inappropriate emergency calls

Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Stephen L. Williams shares his views on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Stephen L. Williams describes targeted public health campaigns in Houston, Texas

Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Stephen L. Williams talks about his focus on chronic disease prevention

Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Stephen L. Williams talks about disaster prevention in Houston, Texas

Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Stephen L. Williams talks about the Harris County Area Agency on Aging

Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Stephen L. Williams describes his approach to the My Brother's Keeper initiative in Houston, Texas

Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Stephen L. Williams lists his organizations and awards, pt. 1

Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Stephen L. Williams lists his organizations and awards, pt. 2

Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Stephen L. Williams talks about his plans for the future

Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Stephen L. Williams describes his family

Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Stephen L. Williams reflects upon his life

Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Stephen L. Williams shares advice for future generations

Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Stephen L. Williams describes how he would like to be remembered

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Stephen L. Williams recalls providing health services for children in Houston, Texas, pt. 1
Stephen L. Williams recalls working at the Alabama Industrial School for Boys in Mount Meigs, Alabama
Transcript
And then the next thing that happened was that OneSight, during the economic downturn, said they could no longer afford to come here two weeks out of the year and they would only do a week. And so here we have at least seventeen thousand kids probably needing glasses and only one week, which means that we would see, what, maybe twelve hundred kids. And so we created a, we had, in, in the meantime we had created a Houston Health Foundation [Houston, Texas] which is a nonprofit with a separate board that's appointed by the mayor that raises money for certain initiatives within the health department [Houston Health Department], vision happens to be one of those. And we recruited a couple of retired colleagues to come and help us look at how we can respond to that gap in services. And so we formed a public-private partnership with Walmart [Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.], with the Essilor Foundation [Essilor Vision Foundation] which is an international foundation, with Berkeley Eye Center [Houston, Texas], University of Houston school of optometry [University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, Texas], San Jacinto school [San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas], to create, to recreate the OneSight model that the folks from Chicago [Illinois] were doing. And we started out the first week doing a trial run and we initially kept the numbers down low and where we could see four hundred kids, we saw four hundred kids that first week. Our, our volunteers and staff were so excited with this that they decided to expand and do another project. And so I challenged my folks, we visited with Chicago, they were seeing like ten thousand kids a year. And so I challenged our folks to figure out how we could build a capacity to see ten thousand kids a year. Not only did we develop the capacity over the years to see ten thousand kids a year, we were able to see over four hundred kids a day. And we do this six times a year, one week at a time. And we have formed a vision collaborative in this community bringing in every, the other partners that are interested in, in vision. 90 percent of the children that we see need glasses. There--the first really touching story that I had heard was of a seventh grader that didn't realize that he had lines in his hands. And we're continuing to do that and we wanna expand that capacity because that number in spite of what we've done has really gotten to twenty thousand kids a year and so we're trying to match that twenty thousand with the kids that we actually see. And we have had interventions where, that were lifesaving in some instances. Our folks saw a, a, a child with a detached retina. Another woman, a teenager, who was pregnant who had vision issues but that was only a symptom of another illness that she had. And so that's something that we want to continue to do as a safety net provider. It would be good if we were able to do this in the regular system but these are kids that may have Medicaid, that for whatever reason their parents don't get them in to be seen. And then another interesting thing is that a lot of the school nurses know the kids that need glasses and have actually been trying to encourage the parents over a couple of years to get these kids in to see them. We like--we work very closely with the school districts to arrange for transportation for these kids to come in to our site but we also have been mobile, we go out to places like Pasadena [Texas] to see these kids because it's funded both by, by our foundation and monies that we raised through foundations.$Okay and so you said three, so Dr. Beverly [ph.], Dr. Stanton [Thomas F. Stanton]--$$And, gosh, I think her name was Miss Anderson [ph.] but I'm not sure. I can see her face, I know her daughter, but I got involved in a program called the University Year for Action. It's kind of like, it's a part of the VISTA [Volunteers in Service to America; Americorps VISTA] program, back in the day. And so this involved me going to school [Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama] but then have a practical work experience and I think that really like turned my life around because at age eighteen or nineteen I went to work at a juvenile prison [Alabama Industrial School for Boys; Mount Meigs Campus] in Mount Meigs, Alabama, where I worked in a drug treatment program, I was a counselor. And the young folks that I was working with, I was only a couple of years older than they were, and I got exposed to things that I didn't necessarily, I wasn't really exposed to before in, in Waycross [Georgia] in terms of, you know, the fact that, you know, kids committed crimes, they got a couple of chances but after a few chances, you know, they went to prison. And we had kids that were in this program that had done major crimes. One kid had actually killed someone. I remember one kid, he was only thirteen but we ended up having to send him to South Carolina because we didn't have a facility in Alabama that could actually hold him. And so I just started to learn about that. And the director of the program, Jim Portavent [ph.], he ended up, you know, hiring me when I was twenty years old because I stayed in the program for more than a year and I think you had to be twenty-one to work but by the time I was twenty I actually had work experience and they knew me and so they hired me even though I was under age. And so that I think opened a lot of doors for me. So it was miss, Miss Anderson, I forget her name, but anyhow he ran that program and really because there were two other guys that went out to that institution with me, I was the only one that actually worked out. One of 'em quit, one of 'em got kicked out. And so I helped to make that program look good and so she was very supportive. But the campus culture with the adults there, is with guys that were supportive, both African American and, and white guys, Portavent was white.$$So, so after working there, how long did you, what, what year was this that you worked there?$$I think it was after my freshman or sophomore year, I'm not really that sure. Actually, it's on my resume.$$Well, it's like 1975 or so; right?$$Probably '75 [1975], '76 [1976]. I--god, it's--it's like the dark ages now since--$$(Laughter).$$--I'm so old.

William Davis

Research chemist and chemistry professor William C. Davis was born on August 22, 1926 in Waycross Georgia to parents Kenice and Laura Jane Davis. In 1941, Davis moved to New York City to live with his brother, Ossie Davis, and attend college. Following graduation from Dwight High School in 1945, Davis attended City College of New York and New York University before enrolling at Talladega College in Florida. Davis left school and briefly served as second lieutenant of engineers in the Korean War. Returning to Talladega College after the War, Davis earned his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1956. Davis went on to earn his M.S. degree in organic chemistry from Tuskegee Institute in 1958 and his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Idaho in 1965.

Upon graduation, Davis was appointed research director at Physicians Medical Laboratories. As director, Davis is credited with discoveries leading to or improving numerous amenities, among them the potato chip, the instant mashed potato, soft serve ice cream, and the organic glue that holds together wood-chip and particle board. Davis’ research has been public in academic journals such as, Journal of Medical Technology and European Journal of Pharmacology. From 1974 to 1975, Davis continued research as a visiting scientist at the George Hyman Research Institute in Washington, D.C.; and again between 1976 and 1982 when he was a research associate at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Davis was named full professor of chemistry at St. Philip's College in 1995. In addition he served as chair of the Natural Sciences Department and director of Renewable Energy. When Davis retired in August 2009, he was named professor emeritus of the natural science department; and, the science building at St. Philip's College was named in his honor.

Davis professional and academic affiliations include the American Chemical Society, the Health Physicist Society, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His is a recipient of Tuskegee Institute’s George Washington Carver Fellowship, the U.S. Armed Force’s Purple Heart Medal, and was inducted to the Texas Hall of Fame in 2000.

Davis and his wife, Ocia, live in San Antonio, Texas. They have two children: Mark Alan and Cheryl Elise.

William C. Davis was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on February 1, 2013.

Accession Number

A2013.029

Sex

Male

Interview Date

1/30/2013 |and| 2/1/2013

Last Name

Davis

Maker Category
Marital Status

Divorced

Middle Name

Conan

Schools

Tuskegee University

Talladega College

City College of New York

Dwight High School, Manhattan

Dasher High School

Search Occupation Category
First Name

William

Birth City, State, Country

Waycross

HM ID

DAV28

Favorite Season

Fall

State

Georgia

Favorite Vacation Destination

Waycross, Georgia

Favorite Quote

You never could tell what thoughts and actions would do in bringing you hate or love. For thoughts of things will have wings and they will travel like a carrier dove. Each thing must creates it's kind as it travels over the track to bring back whatever is left out of your mind.

Bio Photo
Speakers Bureau Region State

Texas

Birth Date

8/22/1926

Birth Place Term
Speakers Bureau Region City

San Antonio

Country

United States

Favorite Food

Rice, Chicken, Green Beans

Short Description

Chemist and chemistry professor William Davis (1926 - ) is professor emeritus of the natural science department at St. Philip's College.

Employment

St. Phillips College

Immutech, Inc.

University of Texas Health Science Center

College of Naturopathy

Warner Pacific College

United Medical Laboratories

University of Washington

Favorite Color

Brown

DAStories

Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of William Davis' interview - part one

Tape: 1 Story: 2 - William Davis lists his favorites

Tape: 1 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about his mother's family background, part 1

Tape: 1 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about his mother's family background, part 2

Tape: 1 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about his mother's growing up

Tape: 1 Story: 6 - William Davis talks about his mother's interests and educational aspirations

Tape: 1 Story: 7 - William Davis talks about his father's family background - part one

Tape: 1 Story: 8 - William Davis talks about his father's family background - part two

Tape: 2 Story: 1 - William Davis talks about his father and his business relationship with Alex Sessoms

Tape: 2 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about his father's education and his grandfather's religious affiliation

Tape: 2 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about how his parents met

Tape: 2 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about his parents and his siblings

Tape: 2 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about his brother and his father's influence, part 1

Tape: 2 Story: 6 - William Davis talks about his brother and his father's influence, part 2

Tape: 2 Story: 7 - William Davis talks about his father's social beliefs

Tape: 2 Story: 8 - William Davis talks about his siblings

Tape: 3 Story: 1 - William Davis describes his earliest childhood memories

Tape: 3 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about his childhood home in Georgia and remembers his Ethiopian family's visits

Tape: 3 Story: 3 - William Davis describes the sights, sounds and smells of growing up

Tape: 3 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about his father's business and his attitude towards white people

Tape: 3 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about Fonza Curry's involvement in a plot to kill his father, Kince Davis - part one

Tape: 3 Story: 6 - William Davis talks about Fonza Curry's involvement in a plot to kill his father, Kince Davis - part two

Tape: 3 Story: 7 - William Davis talks about the schools that he and his siblings attended

Tape: 4 Story: 1 - William Davis talks about his grammar school teachers, music, and his principal

Tape: 4 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about his childhood fascination with his father's profession as an herbalist

Tape: 4 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about his favorite grade school teachers

Tape: 4 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about his performance in grade school

Tape: 4 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about why his high school ended at grade eleven

Tape: 4 Story: 6 - William Davis talks about visiting the Tuskegee Institute

Tape: 4 Story: 7 - William Davis talks about meeting George Washington Carver and his father's interests in plants

Tape: 5 Story: 1 - William Davis talks about his father's cars, Henry Ford, and traveling to Tuskegee, Alabama

Tape: 5 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about his science instruction at Dasher High School

Tape: 5 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about his decision to finish high school in New York and his brother, Ossie Davis' interest in the theatre

Tape: 5 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about his academics and his overall experience at Dwight High School

Tape: 5 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about his mentor, Jake Fishman, and his interest in the relationship between science, religion and philosophy

Tape: 6 Story: 1 - William Davis talks about his teachers at the City College of New York and his decision to transfer to Talladega College

Tape: 6 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about his experience at Talladega College and being drafted into the U.S. Army

Tape: 6 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about his interest in music, his appreciation of Albert Schweitzer, and his experience in Germany

Tape: 6 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about his experience in the U.S. Army and his interest in music

Tape: 6 Story: 5 - William Davis reflects on his experience at Talladega College

Tape: 7 Story: 1 - William Davis talks about his academics and his professors at Talladega College

Tape: 7 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about his mentor, Dr. Clarence T. Mason

Tape: 7 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about one of his peers' views on space colonization

Tape: 7 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about his research and his decision to continue his graduate studies in Idaho, part 1

Tape: 7 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about his research and his decision to continue his graduate studies in Idaho, part 2

Tape: 7 Story: 6 - William Davis talks about his journey from Alabama to Idaho

Tape: 8 Story: 1 - William Davis talks about traveling through Utah and his attempt to visit the Mormon Tabernacle

Tape: 8 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about his journey to Washington State University

Tape: 8 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about his experience in Idaho

Tape: 8 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about his research at Washington State University - part one

Tape: 8 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about his research at Washington State University - part two

Tape: 8 Story: 6 - William Davis talks about the research philosophy of scientists

Tape: 9 Story: 1 - Slating of William Davis' interview - part two

Tape: 9 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about the space colonization theory and Dr. Wernher von Braun

Tape: 9 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about meeting Albert Schweitzer and his interest in playing the organ

Tape: 9 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about his doctoral research on potatoes

Tape: 9 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about his clinical research at a mail-order laboratory with Dr. Roy M. Chatters

Tape: 9 Story: 6 - William Davis talks about how he became a health physicist and nuclear chemist

Tape: 9 Story: 7 - William Davis talks about his certification in medical technology and his publication on blood tests

Tape: 10 Story: 1 - William Davis talks about the controversy regarding the clinical research at United Medical Labs

Tape: 10 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about the establishment of the Albina Healthcare Center, and his work with the Black Panthers

Tape: 10 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about his professional activities - part one

Tape: 10 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about health care providers

Tape: 10 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about his professional activities - part two

Tape: 11 Story: 1 - William Davis talks about working with Dr. Lehman

Tape: 11 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about working with Dr. Lehman in the hospital setting

Tape: 11 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about his interest in teaching and how he was introduced to St. Philips College

Tape: 11 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about his research on the psychoactive drug, Valium

Tape: 11 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about his professional activities, part 3

Tape: 11 Story: 6 - William Davis talks about St. Philips College

Tape: 11 Story: 7 - William Davis talks about the demographics of St. Philips College

Tape: 12 Story: 1 - William Davis talks about the Penta Water Company

Tape: 12 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about the molecular theory and processing of the Penta Water

Tape: 12 Story: 3 - William Davis talks about the unique chemical properties of kinetic water

Tape: 12 Story: 4 - William Davis talks about presenting his research to the community

Tape: 12 Story: 5 - William Davis explains the processes of osmosis, osmotic pressure, and isotonicity

Tape: 12 Story: 6 - William Davis talks about the benefits of kinetic water and the tendencies of nature

Tape: 13 Story: 1 - William Davis talks about nature, and considers the implications of Hurricane Sandy not destroying churches

Tape: 13 Story: 2 - William Davis talks about having a building named in his honor at St. Philips College

Tape: 13 Story: 3 - William Davis describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community

Tape: 13 Story: 4 - William Davis reflects upon his legacy

Tape: 13 Story: 5 - William Davis talks about his family

Tape: 13 Story: 6 - William Davis reflects upon his life choices and talks about his musical interests

Tape: 13 Story: 7 - William Davis talks about how he would like to be remembered