Director of Public Policy

Willie S. Davis

3526 Chenoweth Drive

Crossville, TN 38555

(931) 456-5786

PROFILE
Executive experience and expert knowledge of the health care industry. Able the develop policy, plan strategies and evaluate/improve practices. Expertise in public, private and non-profit sectors; expert knowledge of local, state, and federal regulatory compliance. Effective public speaker with the ability to represent company for public relations.

CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
·       Led the initiative to provide public education and policy education for new HIPAA provisions.

·       Led policy team for the National Drug Abuse Committee.

·       Executed a relief operation team delivering famine relief to West Africa.

EDUCATION
Ph.D.

Tennessee University, Health and Social Welfare

M.P.H.

Vanderbilt University, Public Health Planning and Administration

B.S.N.

Crossville College, Nursing

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director of Public Policy, National Programs, and Public Relations

1997 – Present

Alliance of Antibiotics (APUA), Crossville, TN

Direct an international organization responsible for educating and researching the proper use of antibiotics.

·       Handle all media inquiries and relations.

·       Provide strategic and operational planning.

·       Direct an international survey for the CDC and WHO.

·       Direct studies for antibiotic resistant pathogens.

·       Lead all development and fundraising.

·       Help health care businesses establish automated practices.

·       Consult IT firms to implement health care work flow applications.

·       Wrote business plan for start-up healing centers.

Executive Director, Crossville, TN

1995 – 1996

ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE (EDI)

Directed policies and procedures for a new non-profit health care association. Helped management set long-term strategic goals. Managed technical advisory groups and 200 health care providers. Company spokesperson for media events.

·       Established the board of directors to establish standards and privacy provisions.

·       Worked effectively as liasion to the House and Senate Committee as a technical advisor.

·       Led coalition through legislation enactment.

Division Vice President and Counsel to the President, Nashville, TN

1992 – 1995

TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANY

Served as the strategist for simplifying and formulating admistrative streamlining. Drafted the legislation to determine the role of the private sector. Conducted briefings for company president to inform of national policy discussions.

·       Delivered the plan for reforming health care exchange practices.

·       Presented a report to the Secretary of Health.

·       Incorporated privacy protections around emergent technologies.

·       Led the coalition to implement practical healthcare reform privacy.

Director of Health Issues, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Nashville, TN

1989 – 1992

TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANIES

Oversaw the health care policy to assess complex state and national healthcare privacy issues. Worked with government officials and health insurance provides to develop legislation on health care financing.

·       Oversaw 10 health care specialists drafting legislation.

·       Testified as expert witness for legislative hearings discussing patient privacy issues.

·       Led study to design high-tech units which reduced infant mortality rates.

Deputy Director, OFFICE OF POLICY ANALYSIS, Crossville, TN

1985 – 1989

NATIONAL  INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL  ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM

Coordinated the legislative activities of the Institute. Coordinated with director to direct legislation.

·       Reviewed legislative draft which impacted the Institute’s programs and mission.

·       Advised on legislative and policy changes to advocacy groups.

Acting Director,  OFFICE  OF  POLICY ANALYSIS, Crossville, TN

1983 – 1985

Directed policy studies regarding drug and alcohol abuse. Oversaw research and operating budget.

·       Led studies to provide new direction for legislation and research.

·       Proposed changes to the Health Care Financing Adminstration to reflect new alcoholism treatment practices.

·       Oversaw contracts and RFPs.

·       Clarified mission statement and priorities.

Public Health Advisor,  BUREAU OF  HEALTH PLANNING, Crossville, TN    HEALTH  RESOURCES  ADMINISTRATION

1976 – 1983

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE

Recognized as the leading resource for Bureau of Health planning meetings.

Director, EVALUATION  UNIT, Crossville, TN

1973-1976

CROSSVILLE CITY MEDICAID PROGRAM

Directed staff, evaluation and implementation of programs for measuring utilization of hospital, physician, pharmacy, skilled and intermediary care facilities, dental, and other ancillary services in the Medicaid program.

International Relief Team Director, Ghana, West Africa

1968 – 1971

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE, CHRISTIAN COUNCIL OF GHANA

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS (Geneva, Switzerland)

Directed the group in charge of providing medicine and food for the city of Enugu. Led the rehabilitation of a medical clinic and a hospital.

·       Managed ten members charged with improving financing in an area devastated by war.

·       Helped in rehabilitation plans for the country.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
·       Listed in the Who’s Who Directory of Global Business Leaders

·       Elected to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Data Automation
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