Quality, comprehensive, compassionate care for everyone
Nese Morgan, BSW, LBSW - Social Worker
Nese 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. She 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, LBSW - Social Worker
Darrinetta Williams joined the Cahaba Medical Care team in May of 2015. She received both her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from the University of Alabama. She 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
Leslie Jones joined Cahaba Medical Care in October 2015. She is a graduate from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor 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 lived in Bibb county for almost 20 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, LICSW, PIP - Counselor
Shamari 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 of Social Work. She then earned her Master of Social Work with a concentration in children, adolescents, and their families from the University of Alabama in 2013. She 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.
Sarita Colvin, LICSW, PIP - Counselor
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 in 2008 from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. She received her Master of Social Work in 2010, then her Master of Public 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 - Counselor
Tameka Lavender-Hyche is a native of Aliceville in Pickens County and has been a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) for 14 years. She currently serves as counselor for CMC’s School-Based Health Clinics in Bibb County. She has previously provided counseling services for Tuscaloosa City Schools, the University of Alabama and the Department of Veterans Affairs. She currently resides in Tuscaloosa with her husband, Darrius, and their two children, Chloe and Aiden.
Daniela Phillips, MSW, LMSW - Social Worker
Daniela Phillips graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor of Science in social work in 2014. In 2015, she received her master’s in social work from the University of Alabama, as well as her LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker), and she is currently studying for her LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) exam. Daniela is originally from Costa Rica where she lived for 17 years until she moved to the U.S. in 2008. Coming from a large family, she has siblings living in Birmingham, Los Angeles and Costa Rica, and she loves spending time with them and their children. She also enjoys reading, going to concerts, hiking, visiting farmers markets and trying out new restaurants.
Charity Laister, LICSW, PIP - Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health Coordinator
Charity is a licensed clinical social worker who currently serves as our substance abuse/behavioral health coordinator in Jefferson County. She obtained her B.S. from the University of Montevallo in 2009, then went on to receive her master of social work from the University of Alabama in 2012. Prior to joining CMC in December of 2018, she worked as the lead social worker at the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office. She has more than 10 years experience in social work and has served individuals suffering with serious mental illnesses, substance use/dependence disorders and AIDS/HIV, as well as high risk maternity patients, individuals experiencing homelessness, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system. She is currently a third-year law student at the Birmingham School of Law and expects to graduate in May 2020. She plans to use her law degree to aid her in public interest and policy making. In her spare time, Charity enjoys playing basketball, as well as spending time with her husband, Doug, and their two little ones, Sarah and Douglas.
Charles Jackson, BSW - Social Worker
Charles has been working in social work for the past five years and joined Cahaba Medical Care in January 2019. He provides social work services at our clinics in Centreville and Marion, and he assists with our School-Based Health Clinics as well. He currently resides in Centreville with his wife and their two children.
Ebony Whitby, LICSW - Counselor
Katie Waits, BSW - Social Worker
Katie obtained her bachelor's degree in social work from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas in 2010. She then spent nine years working for Child Protective Services as an investigator in Texarkana before relocating to Alabama. She joined the social work team at CMC in June of 2019, where she splits her time between our West End and Bessemer clinics. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her border collie, Shadow.
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 Patricia Cade throughout her life. Growing up in Thomaston, Alabama, 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. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in English and later went on to get a Master of Public Administration from Ashford University. She has worked in many capacities, but her love for working with the underprivileged 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. Patricia is the proud mother of four highly-favored young adults, including Dr. Arnelya Cade Chatman, a practicing physician at Cahaba Medical Care - Woodstock.
Courtney Allen - Community Development Coordinator
Courtney Allen has been a resident of Bibb County for most of her life. She joined Cahaba Medical Care 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 with a major in public relations and minor in psychology. Previously, she worked as the 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. Courtney currently lives in Centreville, where she is a member of Centreville Baptist Church and serves as a member of the Cahawba Junior Women's Club. She is married to her husband, Andrew, and together they have boy/girl twin toddlers, Reese and Ava, and a German shepherd named Kara. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family, teaching the twins new things and taking them on fun adventures. She also enjoys music, shopping and college football - Roll Tide!
JohnQueta Bailey, MPA - Community Development Coordinator (Jefferson County)
“Do nothing about me, without me”. This quote has become the driving force behind JohnQueta’s nonprofit career. Raised in West End, she graduated from Miles College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She then obtained her Master of public administration from Kaplan University and has spend her entire professional career working for nonprofits. She is the proud mother of a 16-year-old son who is an honor roll student, member of the SGA, football quarterback, baseball player and wrestling state champ.