2021
January 7, 2021

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer really stepped up this year during the pandemic. She displayed amazing leadership of the response team. She helped coordinate the many internal efforts aimed at developing the dashboard, which has become a symbol of Regenstrief and central part of our response to COVID in support of public health. She was on many calls with the state department of health, Marion county, and our external partners like IHIE. She did an amazing job representing Regenstrief, being responsive to our external partners while doing her regular duties for CBMI (which were many). She further advocated for the team members / staff to the investigators, encouraging us to give them breaks and consider their needs as we were asking many of them to work nights and weekends for months on end. She tracked the progress of everyone, and she often served as a singular point of communication between IHIE, ISDH, MCPHD, FSPH, IU, and Regenstrief admin. No small feat during regular times. Her impact is immeasurable, helping the team to solve many financial, human resources, and logistical challenges we faced. She also supported the team members in their challenges, always being there for us when we needed her. I cannot imagine life during or after the pandemic without her part of our team. For these many reasons, I believe she deserves this year’s One Regenstrief Award.