Attorney Williams has been involved in the healthcare industry since 1977. Her extensive educational background includes a Bachelors of Science degree in nursing from Duquesne University, a J.D. from New England School of Law, a Master of Public Health from Harvard University, and a Master of Science in Emergency Planning and Preparedness from Anna Maria College. Ms. Williams' past clinical experience is in emergency department nursing and quality management oversight and she is an active member of the Rhode Island Disaster Management Team (D-MAT) as their supervisory nurse and safety officer. Ms. Williams has authored and published numerous medical/legal articles and book chapters, in addition to serving on the editorial board of several major medical journals and books. She holds adjunct faculty positions at several colleges and universities in New England and remains actively involved in healthcare risk management, emergency planning and response policy making and issue resolution. Ms. Williams is a nationally recognized lecturer on issues of health law, EMS law and disaster litigation and is an experienced trial lawyer.