Health care can be a difficult puzzle. We work as one to put the pieces
together for Chatham County and for you.

Meet Our REAL Teachers

Tara Jones is an engaged community health advocate with multiple organizations in the Savannah, GA region. As a resident of and native of Savannah, Tara is proud to make a difference in her community, being involved in myriad community programs, raising her daughter, and managing a local business. Currently she is the Wellness Programming and Administration lead for Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council and Project Coordinator with Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition (CGIC). She facilitates programs in resilience (Savannah Police Department, Chatham EMS, and other organizations), contributes to grant applications, designs wellness programs for government and other organizations, performs data evaluation and report writing, and many other roles. Tara holds multiple accreditations and certifications including Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Behavior Change Specialist, and Certified Nutrition Coach. She has been trained in Community Resiliency Model Teacher Training, Mindful Self Compassion, and Trauma Informed Weightlifting. She is in the process of obtaining her 200-hour yoga teacher certification. In addition, Tara is also a licensed insurance agent and has worked for and managed a local insurance office over the span of 25 years. Formally educated with a Bachelor of Health Science Degree from Georgia Southern University and more recently a Master of Public Health from Liberty University, Tara has pursued public health her entire career.

To bring a REAL training, online or in-person, to your organization, please contact

Chaplain Dale Simmons is a retired 20-year Firefighter/Paramedic.  He has spent most of his career also working with First Responders as a Chaplain.  His heart is to encourage First Responders, to help them navigate the difficult things they see and do every day in their profession, to be there in times of stress and in the ups and downs of family life.

Dale has a nonprofit “Chaplain’s 10-33,” which has a podcast for First Responders and a weekly blog “Ten Minute ETA.”  You can find more about this on the website,



Donna Williams, MHRM, MBTI has over 20 years of experience in strategic business development, leadership, organizational development, training, and she is an energetic outstanding speaker.

Additionally, she is a published author, certified Community Resiliency Model teacher, certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner, Notary, founder/CEO of S2S Facts, Inc a community enrichment 501c3 organization serving youth, senior citizens, and ladies throughout Coastal Georgia and CEO/Owner of D. Williams, Consulting, LLC specializing in, Repositioning Futures, with professional development, team-building and other consulting services for small-midsized businesses and organizations. Donna is a District Director for SHRM Georgia State Council, serves as President Elect for Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Savannah Chapter, and serve on multiple committees and boards. She has received many awards, accolades, and recognitions, to include articles dedicated to her accomplishments in the Atlanta & Savannah Georgia’s Voyage, P.A.S.S.I.O.N. & Voyage Houston Magazine. She has served as emcees for multiple conferences, facilitated team-building, leadership, and employee engagement workshop trainings for state organizations and board retreats. She earned her BBA, Management from Savannah State University, and M.A. in Human Resources Management from Webster University.

To learn more about Donna and her work, please visit her website or contact her via email

Chrissy Ruehl has 20 years of experience working in the community with churches and nonprofits. She is originally from West Virginia and has a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in theology. She is a certified trainer of the Community Resiliency Model and an ordained United Methodist clergyperson. She currently serves on the Clergy Mental Health Task Force with the United Methodist Church in Georgia while also doing contract work to improve mental health outcomes and help churches and nonprofits in organizational leadership. Chrissy enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, three cats and a dog.

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“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”
Steve Maraboli