Effecting Positive Changes in the Norfolk Community

Dr. Janet E. Williams, PhD, PMP

Janet E. Williams has been named Vice President, HR Shared Services for Sentara Healthcare headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Janet joined Sentara in January 2021 as a Director on the HR Business Partner and was promoted within 6 months to the role of Vice President. As part of her new role as VP, she will have responsibility for employee and leader HR Shared Services (HR Solutions), HRIS, Enabling HR Technology (ERP/People Analytics), System/Corporate Labor Relations, M&A, Colleague Communications, HR Budget, HR Project Management and HR Regulatory & Compliance (State/DNV/CLIA/NCQA/DMAS). Before joining Sentara Healthcare, Janet was the Director of Human Capital and Performance with Consulting for Coley & Associates, Inc, in San Antonio Texas. In that role she managed virtual teams and led their training and development initiatives for government clients and helped them with workforce development initiatives. Janet is also a mentoring and coaching expert and has broad experience with leadership work sessions, progressive management improvement processes, organizational change, diversity, equity and inclusion programs and business operations. Janet has a BS in accounting from Hampton University a Master’s in Business Administration from Troy State University and her PhD in Public Policy from Walden University. Janet has been married to David Williams for the past 30 years and they have two children Olivia 21 and Ian who is 16. Janet Has been a member of the LINKS organization since 2005, and recently returned actively to the Norfolk Chapter to serve her community.

Dr. Angela D. Reddix

Dr. Angela D. Reddix, CEO and Founder of the Norfolk-based multi-million-dollar award-winning Healthcare Management and Technology firm, ARDX®, was featured on EBONY’s 2021 Power 100 List in the Innovation Leaders category. The elite 2021 EBONY Power 100 List spans 10 categories highlighting outstanding leaders, across various fields and industries from business, sports, media, activism, and music to entertainment, including Jada Pinkett Smith, MC Hammer, Tamron Hall, Amanda Gorman, and Beatrice Dixon. Dr. Angela walked the red carpet in Hollywood while being interviewed for many of her past achievements leading up to this honored list as well as her upcoming programs and projects like her Billionaire Movement where she is mission-driven to transform communities of poverty into communities of property by growing 1,000 women’s wealth into $1 million while creating jobs, expanding the workforce, and stimulating the economy. Dr. Angela has been featured in many media activities as she continues to share her passion for generational change. To stay up-to-date with Dr. Angela’s programs, news, events, and her awe-inspiring Billionaire Movement, visit www.angelareddix.com or follow her on Instagram: iamdrangreddix.

Reference press release at: https://angelareddix.com/press/dr-angela-reddix-2021-ebony-ceremony/. Link Angela Reddix was the recipient of the 2022 Presidential Award from her Alma Mater – JMU. In addition; Virginia Beach Mayor, Bobby Dyer, designated March 1 2022 as Dr Angela Reddix Day for her service, commitment and business professionalism in Virginia Beach.

Juanita L. Smith, MD

Dr. Juanita Smith is a proud native of Norfolk, Virginia, with fond memories of the historic neighborhood of Titustown. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with University Honors and a B.S. in Biology, she remained in Richmond for her medical education at the Medical College of Virginia/VCU, earning a Doctorate of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Smith completed Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency at Yale University, New Haven, CT, then worked for several years as a Hospitalist Physician in Delaware and Maryland. Moved by the unmet needs of adults near the end of life, she returned to medical training and completed a Palliative Medicine Fellowship at The George Washington University in 2015. After her fellowship, Dr. Smith returned to Hampton Roads to lead the Palliative Medicine team at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center for one year. Recognizing the continuing medical needs of the oldest adults in her family and community, Dr. Smith returned to training at Eastern Virginia Medical School to pursue Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. She stayed on as full-time faculty at EVMS as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. In December 2020, Dr. Smith moved to the Hampton VA Medical Center, where she currently serves as the Chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care and maintains a community faculty appointment at EVMS. During her first year there, her department was rated as the “2021 Best Place to Work” at the Hampton, as rated by the Medical Center’s employees. She maintains her academic appointment at EVMS as well as triple Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Palliative Medicine, and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Smith is actively engaged in her church community at the Basilica of St. Mary in Downtown Norfolk, and in service activities with the Norfolk Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Dr. Smith’s return to the area allows her to spend quality time with her rather large extended family and her beloved Cock-a-poo Daisy. She currently resides in the East Beach, Norfolk, actively planning to return to her love of international travel in a post-COVID world.