Rosa B. Williams

Rosa and Cpl Tscharna Senn at Torch Run Event 4'11Rosa B. Williams has worked tirelessly for all the citizenry of Gainesville. Rosa served on the Gainesville City Commission on the status of women and was a founding member of the Shands Board of Directors, and served as Director Emeritus.  In June 1995 the Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics, Inc. established the Rosa B. Williams Scholarship at Santa Fe Community College. Rosa currently works with the Tacachale Developmental Disability Center.

Rosa served as the Supervisor of Outreach for the Central Florida Community Action Agency, and helped with the creation of the Hawthorne Daycare Center, the High Springs Daycare Center, the Archer Daycare Center, the Newberry Daycare Center, and the Northeast Daycare Center.

Rosa was the first Vice President of the Gainesville branch of the NAACP, and she served on the Hippodrome State Theater Board. She worked with the Girl Scouts, and she was the 1982 winner of the Gainesville Sun’s Community Service Award. She has relentlessly provided efforts to Reichert House, Black on Black Task Force Task Force, Neighborhood Crime Watch, Gainesville Housing Authority, Gainesville Police Department and a host of other activities designed to enhance the quality of life for citizens in the community.