Ms. Patricia C. Williams joined HELP/PSI in 2007 as the Assistant Director of Nursing Services at our Residential Health Care Facility. Ms. Williams brings extensive HIV/AIDS nursing experience to Help/PSI; in the role of Director of Nursing Services, Ms. Williams was responsible for the provision of nursing services at Highbridge Woodycrest Center, a 90 bed RHCF for families and individuals living with HIV/AIDS, mental health and substance abuse. She held that positon for more than 10 years. In 1996, she was one of the first nurses in New York State to receive the credential “ACRN – AIDS Certified Registered Nurse” from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care and has maintained the certification to date. Cumulatively, Ms. Williams has provided care to underserved populations with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses for more than 25 years in clinical, educational and administrative roles.
In late 2008, Ms. Williams transitioned to our Queens location to oversee the medical/nursing services in our HIV Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) program; she also played an integral role in the implementation of the new onsite primary care clinic. By 2010, Ms. Williams was responsible for coordinating the nursing services and clinical operations for four Article 28 primary care clinics (all are Federally Qualified Health Centers – FQHC’s) and three HIV Adult Day Health Care programs.
In August, 2012 Ms. Williams was promoted to Vice President of Clinical Operations. Her role has expanded to include ensuring that all primary care clinics are compliant with FQHC, NYS Article 28 guidelines and PCMH standards of care Her responsibilities also include the Medical Case Management and Medical Record departments, as well as coordination of the Infection Prevention Program for all clinics.
Ms. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing – Cum Laude - from Herbert H. Lehman College/CUNY Bronx,, New York. Ms. Williams is also a certified Clinical Nursing Adjunct Instructor/Educator and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Nursing Leadership and Administration this spring.