Each month we will have a blog post spotlighting individuals from the ambulatory division. Spotlighting employees will be an opportunity for other individuals from different departments/areas to meet and learn about others.
For the Month of June meet Karen Wilturner Williams, Jason Long, and Deschaunna Woods
Karen Wilturner Williams
Patient Access Specialist
My pets: My lovely MaltiPoo, LuLu
Five words that describe me: Professional, Honest, Reliable, Smart Working, and Compassionate
What do you like most about working at UTMB? I love working with our Patients—all of them (that includes my colleagues).
What are your hobbies and interests? Fishing, Cooking and Helping in the community.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without? I could not live without GOD in my life.
Senior Business Coordinator
Ambulatory Support Services
About me/my family: I am a father of a handsome smart big-hearted 11 year old boy (Jacob) who just won the American Legion Award for Hall Elementary. I have a beautiful smart, funny, strong-willed, 2 year old girl (Rylie Marie) that melts my heart on a daily basis. I have another girl on the way that will be here July 16 named (Regan Marie), if she is anything like Ry or Ash I am in trouble. I can’t wait to hold her and stare into her eyes. My beautiful wife (Ashley Marie Long) is my best friend, my soul mate, my advisor, and my rock, and the mother of my children. I owe everything I am today, to her.
Five words that describe me: Religious, Proud, Gracious, Dedicated, Loyal
What do you like most about working at UTMB? UTMB is a large family, and like most large families there are always challenges and internal disputes from being a large family. However when we are faced with hard and difficult times, we rally together like a family would. I have seen and experienced this recently, the camaraderie and love that was so prevalent from so many people, enhanced my love for UTMB. I have been blessed to work with such great people that make this great family.
One thing most people don’t know about me: I was a Fire Fighter
What are your hobbies and interests? Golf, fishing, politics, and beach days with the family.
Best advice I can give… When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at start to change!
Stewart Road Family Medicine
About me/my family: My name is Deschaunnra D. Woods but I go by Dee Dee, to make life easier, lol. I have a 3 yr old daughter
What do you like most about working at UTMB? What I like most about it, is how welcoming the employees are. They truly make me feel a part of the family. Before starting this job 3 months ago I worked at a gas station and coming here I was so afraid they would throw me to the wolves, but it was completely different. The staff took their time and was very understanding. Like a mother taking their child under her arms.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without? I can’t live without my cell phone or my Best Friend, who is my 3 yr old daughter London.
Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air