Quality, comprehensive, compassionate care for everyone
Nese Morgan, LBSW - Social Worker
Ms. Morgan joined the Cahaba Medical Care team full-time in February 2015 after contracting with the office for three years. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. Her passion for Christ and humanity extends beyond the office and into the community, where she is a member of a Bibb County civic organization that serves local residents. Ms. Morgan is also a youth advisor and missionary at her church. She is the proud mother of an adult son and enjoys traveling, spending time with family and living life to the fullest.
Darrinetta Williams, MSW - Social Worker
Ms. Williams joined the Cahaba Medical Care team May of 2015. She received both her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama. Ms. Williams is dedicated to helping families and individuals with life challenges, as well as enhancing their well being. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising, spending time with family and traveling.
Leslie Jones, LBSW - Social Worker
Mrs. Jones joined Cahaba Medical Care in October 2015. She is a graduate from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelors of Science with a double major in Social Work and Sociology. She has been a Licensed Social Worker since 1998, working mainly with the geriatric population through long term, hospice and palliative care. Having been in Bibb county for almost 19 years, the opportunity to serve those within her community has been a blessing. Leslie is married, has three children and is a member of Grace Life Baptist Church.
Shamari Griffin, LCSW, PIP - Social Worker
Ms. Griffin joined Cahaba Medical Care in July 2016 as a licensed clinical social worker primarily responsible for providing counseling services. She graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She earned a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in children, adolescents, and their families from the University of Alabama in 2013. Ms. Griffin has strong roots in the Bibb County community where her maternal side of the family is originally from and where she is a member of Banks Chapel Community Church. She currently lives in Tuscaloosa and enjoys going to the beach, taking road trips, and spending time with family. She is passionate about the field of social work, helping others, and being a servant of Christ.
Lawanda Vanhorn, LGSW - Social Worker
Ms. Vanhorn joined Cahaba Medical Care in October 2017 as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW). In 2000 she obtained a Bachelor’s from the University of Montevallo after which she worked in long-term care for a number of years. Her goal to obtain a Master’s was achieved in 2008 when she graduated from The University of Alabama with a concentration in Adults and Families. Ms. Vanhorn is passionate about serving in the community, as evidenced by her career not only in long-term care but also the Department of Veteran Affairs, education, and now at CMC. Motherhood, writing poetry, traveling, and above all else fulfilling the calling placed upon her life provides her great joy. She is the mother of two and a member of Fairview Methodist Church, where she is the Youth Sunday School teacher.
Sarita Colvin, LICSW, PIP - Social Worker
Sarita Colvin, a native of St. Louis, Missouri and current resident of Hoover, Alabama, joined the Cahaba Medical Care team as a Counselor in 2017. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eight years of experience providing mental and behavioral health services to adults and children diagnosed with severe mental and/or emotional disturbances. Ms. Colvin obtained her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2008 from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She received her Master of Social Work degree in 2010 and her Master of Public Health degree in 2011 from Saint Louis University. Ms. Colvin has previously worked as a Crisis Intervention Specialist providing suicide assessment, intervention and safety planning services to individuals in distress. She also has experience working with patients diagnosed with chronic medical illnesses and intellectual disabilities. Ms. Colvin enjoys traveling, baking and taking trips to the beach. She is also a follower of Christ whose spiritual gift is acts of service. On her platform as a helping professional, she uses Jeremiah 29:11 as her guide to provide hope and encouragement, and to help build the connection between body, mind and spirit. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Tameka Lavender-Hyche, LICSW, PIP - Social Worker
Patricia Cade, MPA - Assistant Coordinator for Grants & Projects
"If I can help one person along my way, then my living will not be in vain." This outlook on life is what has inspired Ms. Cade throughout her life. Growing up in Thomaston, AL, a small town nestled in the Black Belt of Alabama, she learned at an early age the importance of taking advantage of the opportunities afforded her. Ms. Cade graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in English and later went on to get a Masters in Public Administration from Ashford University. She has worked in many capacities, but her love for working with the underprivileged or under-represented has led her to focus on nonprofit management. It was this vision of giving back that inspired her to accept a position with Cahaba Medical Care in June 2016. Ms. Cade is the proud mother of four highly-favored young adults that include Dr. Arnelya P. Cade, a resident at Cahaba Family Medicine Residency.
Courtney Allen - Community Development Coordinator
Courtney Allen has been a resident of Bibb County for most of her life. She joined the Cahaba Medical Care team in February of 2018, having recently returned to her hometown after spending nearly four years near the Gulf Coast in Daphne, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences with a major in Public Relations and minor in Psychology. Previously, she worked as Marketing/Communications Manager for a large general contracting firm in Mobile. While unexpected, her transition from corporate to nonprofit was a welcome change that has sparked a passion for serving others and a new appreciation for small-town life. Mrs. Allen currently lives in Centreville with her husband, Andrew, their twin toddlers, Reese and Ava, and their German Shepherd, Kara. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, teaching the twins new things and taking them on fun adventures. She also loves music, shopping and college football.
JohnQueta Bailey, MPA - Community Development Coordinator (Jefferson County)