Isaac Bolduc Isaac Bolduc has educated clients for 15 years with his health insurance brokerage Synergy Consulting. The value for community service was a seed planted early in life by his parents who both served as missionaries.
Isaac is very passionate about addressing the thorny issue of the disparities in the health outcome of patients with cancer.
Sarita Criswell is a devoted mother and advocate for the eradication of cervical cancer in her lifetime. She is also an Essential Oils Wellness Advocate and consultant who is helping look for more natural ways to help cancer survivor deal with the pain and discomfort caused by some treatments. She is a community volunteer doing outreach and education on cervical cancer causes.
Bill Dirl retired as Director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Nashville Field Office in September 2010. He had been with HUD over 31 years. Prior to serving as Field Office Director, he served as the Acting Field Office Director and Operations Specialist in the Nashville Office. Previous positions held by Bill include Director of the Community Planning and Development (CPD) Division in HUD’s Birmingham, Alabama Office and Program Manager and CPD Representative in the Knoxville, Tennessee HUD Office. Prior to joining HUD, Bill was an Urban Planner with the Knoxville-Knox County (TN) Metropolitan Planning Commission. He began his Federal Civil Service career with the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, after serving four years in the US Air Force.
He is a member of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, Nashville, serving as a Lay Servant and Adult Sunday School Teacher. In addition to serving on the CCCT Board, he currently serves on the Boards of GAP Community Development Corporation and Belle Aire Ministries. He enjoys spending time with his granddaughter, golfing, reading, and participating in Toastmasters. Bill is a cancer (prostate) survivor.
Bill has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree from Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tennessee and a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He completed the Community First Program at the University of Maryland-College Park and the Community Builder’s Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Alexandria Houston is an active outreach volunteer in the community as well as founder of "Every Flower Grows Through Dirt," which is comprised of a group of girls that she tries to encourage and educated about feeling good about themselves and their self-worth.
Arthur Lee is a retired local physician and advocate for health care.
Ms. Walker is the Coordinator for the Senior Enrichment Center at Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. Lesia has over 23 years of experience in healthcare. Prior to joining Catholic Charities, Ms. Walker managed a number of projects, programs, grants and contracts working as a Program Director for the Tennessee Department of Health for over 16 years. She has held several positions with the Department of Health, including executive administrative assistant, health planner, and statistical analyst. In addition, Ms. Walker has served as a Nursing Home Administrator at the Pleasant View Health Care Center in Bolivar, Tennessee, and as a Medical Technologist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Methodist Hospital and Baptist Regional Lab in Memphis, TN and at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN. As an Outreach and Enrollment Specialist for the Tennessee Primary Care Association in Nashville, TN and a Certified Application Counselor for the Community Development Center in Shelbyville, TN. Ms. Walker has played an instrumental role in increasing awareness of the Affordable Care Act and assisting families and individuals in accessing subsidized, low-cost and free health insurance options available through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Ms. Walker holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a Master of Public Health in Health Planning and Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She holds licenses as a Medical Technologist and Nursing Home Administrator and received certification as a Certified Application Counselor.
In the community, Ms. Walker enjoys volunteering for the Nashville Rescue Mission and the Second Harvest Food Bank. She is a member of the Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church and has been involved in Girl Scouts, Health and Healing Ministry, and the Education and Career Ministry. Ms. Walker enjoys traveling to Knoxville to spend time with her daughter, a sophomore Haslam Scholar at the University of Tennessee, as well as cooking, writing grants, and watching sports. Ms. Walker has served on numerous taskforces, workgroups, and committees. She currently serves on the University of Tennessee’s Black Alumni Council.