Paper: Is Austin’s EMS System Broken?

in Around Town, In The News, Medic Care Systems

Is Austin’s EMS System Broken? That was the question that resulted in a feature article for the September issue of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) authored by me (DMWAustin ’s own David M. Williams, Ph.D.). JEMS requested the paper after EMS industry leaders noted numerous critical stories in the local Austin press about […]

2013 Leadership Austin Essentials Class

in Around Town, Leadership

Friday, September 14th, 2012, Leadership Austin launched the 2013 Essentials Class with an opening retreat at the T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, TX. This opening 2-day retreat was the start of a nine month program. Leadership Austin describes the program as… Each year, 60 people representing the diversity of Central Texas are selected to participate […]

Fundraiser for Youth In Motion Foundation

in Around Town, Other Stuff

One of my values is to contribute to the community and causes outside of my professional life. This year, I was honored to be invited to join the Board of the Youth In Motion Foundation, a new non-profit group with an aim to bring knowledge and enjoyment around nutrition and active lifestyles to Middle Schoolers across Austin, […]

2012 TEDxAustin Reflections

in Around Town, Conference, Reflections

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being part of the 2012 TEDxAustin – Beyond Measure. This was the second year in a row that I was lucky enough to be invited to be part of this exciting community. You can read my summary from last year here. This year’s event, much like last year’s, did […]

Halloween Spirit

in Around Town

Being a household with small kids, this weekend has been filled with Halloween events. Nate’s preschool had its annual party, which is great for the little ones and Ella’s elementary school produced another fantastic Highland Park Elementary HOOT Carnival. The HOOT is produced by the PTA and raised $40,000 last year for the school. This weekend also […]

Congratulations to Dr. Dion

in Around Town

Dr. Ken & Monty This Saturday, a few dozen friends came together for a private party at the Black Lagoon Gallery in Austin, TX to honor Kenneth Dion, PhD (stage right) as he celebrated the completion of his dissertation and earning a PhD from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Dion is a fellow recovering paramedic […]

Leadership Austin at the UT Club

in Around Town, Leadership

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending an event for Leadership Austin hosted at The University of Texas Club. Since 1979, Leadership Austin has been instrumental in helping Central Texans, from diverse backgrounds, discover and foster community leadership. Programs include topic focused monthly breakfast meetings, immersion experiences for people new to Austin, and extended cohorts focused on emerging leaders and […]

Saybrook University Alumni Dinner

in Around Town

Saybrook University President Mark Schulman, PhD and Director of Alumni Affairs George Aiken, PhD stopped in Dallas and Austin to visit with alumni and their families this weekend. In Austin, a group of more than a dozen people from Central Texas gathered for a great dinner at the historic Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill in […]