Schawnte’ Williams-Taylor has been a member of the LifeGift team since October 1999 and currently serves as the senior director of family care. She is responsible for administering and coordinating exceptional customer care for professional partners and families to maximize donation opportunities. Williams-Taylor also serves as administrator on call to provide oversite for daily organ operations.
Previously serving as director of clinical operations in LifeGift’s Southeast Region and managing director of LifeGift’s West Region, she was responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the clinical operations in Houston and West Texas. Williams-Taylor was charged with rebuilding the organ and tissue teams and to foster positive working relationships with hospitals and community partners.
Williams-Taylor joined LifeGift as a donation clinical specialist and then later became an in-house coordinator at Ben Taub and Memorial Hermann Hospital. She was instrumental in participating in training videos for national best practices during the Organ Donation and Breakthrough Collaborative with the Department of Health and Human Services.
A graduate of Western Governors University, Williams-Taylor obtained a Master of Business Administration in 2019 and a Master of Science Management and Leadership in 2018. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1990 from The University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston School of Nursing. Prior to joining LifeGift, she worked as the assistant director/manager of Intensive Care/Coronary Care and house supervisor at Memorial Hermann Fort Bend Medical Center.
She is a certified transplant procurement coordinator, certified critical care nurse and member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Williams-Taylor served on the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) Procurement Action Committee from 2012 until 2018 and served as the Donor Family Services Council Chair and Co-Chair from 2019-2021. She currently is a mentor for The Alliance OPO Mentorship Program and previously has been involved in AOPO’s mentorship program.
Williams-Taylor has served as a national speaker at AOPO and National Breakthrough Collaborative, co-authored many posters presented at AOPO and NATCO. She has served on the planning committee for Texas Transplantation Society’s Annual Meeting, AMAT Board of Directors and also and co-chair of the fundraising committee.