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Williams and Grace Daley: Two Exciting Presentations


FreeDOM Clinic Feature Presentations

Plan to attend the following exciting presentations at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church

Both presentations will be streamed live over the Internet

Dr. David R. Williams

Joint at Hillview Church, August 1st at 7 p.m.

Join us for a joint service at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church on Wednesday night, August 1, 2018. (All other Adventist Churches in Nassau will be closed). The speaker will be Dr. David R. Williams, an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health.

Dr. David R. Williams, a national of St Lucia and a naturalized citizen of the US, is the Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health and Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology at Harvard University. His prior faculty appointments were at Yale University (6 years) and the University of Michigan (14 years).

Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized authority on social influences on health has been invited to keynote scientific conferences in Europe, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, South America and across the U.S. His research has enhanced our understanding of the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behaviors and religious involvement can affect physical and mental health. He is the author of more than 400 scientific papers and his research has appeared in leading journals in sociology, psychology, medicine, public health and epidemiology. He was ranked as one of the top 10 Most Cited Social Scientists in the world in 2005 and as the Most Cited Black Scholar in the Social Sciences, worldwide, in 2008. In 2014,

Thomson Reuters ranked him as one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds. He has received numerous honors and awards. In 2001, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and in 2007 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received distinguished career contribution awards from the American Sociological Association, the American Psychological Association and the New York Academy of Medicine. He also received an inaugural Decade of Behavior Research Award and has been ranked as one of the Top Blacks in Healthcare in the U.S.

With funding from the National Institutes of Health and the sponsorship of the World Health Organization, Dr. Williams directed the South African Stress and Health Study, the first nationally representative study of the prevalence and correlates of psychiatric disorders in sub-Sahara Africa. He was also a key member of the scientific team that conducted the National Study of American Life, the largest study of mental health disorders in the African American population in the U.S. and the first health study to include a large national sample of West Indians in the U.S.

David has been involved in the development of health policy at the national level in the U.S. He has served in an advisory capacity to both Republican and Democratic administrations. He has also played a visible, national leadership role in raising awareness levels of the problem of health inequities in the US and identifying interventions to address them. This includes his service as the staff director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America, as a key scientific advisor to the award-winning PBS film series, Unnatural Causes: Is inequality Making Us Sick?

Dr. Williams has appeared on national television in the U.S., including ABC’s Evening News, CNN, PBS, Al Jazeera, the Katie Couric Show, C-SPAN, the Discovery Channel and the Hope Channel. His TED Talk was released in April 2017. His research has been featured or he has been quoted in the national print media including the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Jet, Essence and USA Today. He was also a key scientific advisor to the award-winning PBS film series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Dr. Williams received his elementary and high school education in St. Lucia. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad. He then traveled to the U.S. and earned master’s degrees from Loma Linda University and Andrews University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan.

Grace Daley

Sabbath, August 4th (This is not a joint service)

Grace Daley, will speak at the Hillview Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sabbath, August 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. This is not a joint meeting. Note that the service will be streaming live on the Internet.

Grace Daley, the talented former professional basketball player, is well known on the court for the following accomplishments:

  • Three time All-American guard for Tulane University
  • Maintains the record at Tulane University as the leading scorer, for both male and female,
  • with 2,249 points
  • First round draft pick, and fifth overall selection in the 2000 WNBA Draft
  • Played in the WNBA for Minnesota, New York, Houston and Phoenix
  • Played in FIBA (international Basketball Federation) in Spain, Italy, France, Czech Republic and Russia and was MVP of various European teams.

Grace was raised in a Christian home and became obedient to the Sabbath approximately 10 years ago. She left her professional basketball career to faithfully observe the Sabbath and currently thrives in her career as a high school Advanced Placement English Language and Composition teacher. She also teaches American Literature, debate, and multimedia.

God has blessed Grace to excel for His glory as an educator:

  • First year teaching, she was nominated and awarded Rookie Teacher of the Year and a final 4 Golden Apple nominee for all of Marion county. As a kindergarten teacher she won teacher of the year for her school as well as becoming a Golden Apple recipient, meaning she is one of the top 5 teachers in Marion county (out of over 2800 teachers).
  • In her free time, she now plays with a new team, THE B.E. S.M.A.R.T. TEAM, providing FREE Christ-centered health education and exercise classes for the adults and youth in her community in Ocala, FL. She travels with her team in Florida, the USA ,and internationally, sharing the message of health and abundant living in a fun and creative new way.
  • Grace also is the Health Education Director for United Hands, Inc. and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA. She travels around the USA and the world sharing the health message with all who receive the FREE medical, dental and optical services provided by the health care volunteers.
On a personal note, Grace enjoys writing poetry. She is a voracious reader of the Bible and books that promote Christian virtues. She especially enjoys audio books. For 2018, she is on pace with her goal to complete a new book every week. She has fun gardening, exercising and eating healthy, plant based foods, (especially fruit smoothies and peanut butter and honey sandwiches :-)).