Jere Expansive Life

From The Desk of Jere Kizer Douglas

I would like to take a moment of your time to posit my life’s involvement as a consultant and planner in these various organizations and companies. I exhibit a multilateral approach to problem solving and conflict resolution with compliance issues to regulations and personal development. These are past affiliations, paid professional and consulting positions in my life. Thank You for your consideration.
Policy Development and Implementation
• National Healthcare Association, Policies and Procedures, Design and Implementation of Patients Rights in Health Care
• Production Tracking Programs, Windows Office, AS400 Systems, Main Frame to PC Conversions, Fiber Optics Integration
• Lean Manufacturing, Intermet, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Cost Management/Control
• Budget Analysis and Waste Reduction, Intermet, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, Williams Petroleum, Exxon Mobile, Chevron
Social Work/Societal Commitment
• Activity Coordinator, Douglas Nursing Home, INC Milan, Tennessee. Development of programs for Geriatric and Mentally Challenged. Arts and Crafts including Quilting, Woodworking, Reading, Reality Orientation, Aging Gracefully, Knitting, Crochet, Flower Arranging and Gardening, Awareness and Mobility Exercise. Kinesiology.
• Aid to End Aids Committee, 501c3 Non-Profit Reorganization and Expansion.
• Jackson Cares, 501c3 Non-Profit, Reorganization, Expansion and Fundraising
• Nashville Cares, 501c3 Non-Profit, Fundraising Growth, Entertainment including Country Music Industry.
• Broadway Cares, 501c3 Non-Profit, Fundraising, Awareness, Expansion of beneficiaries
• St. Judes ALSAC, 501c3 Non-Profit, Recreating Fundraising and Awareness Campaigns, expansion of services and lodging with Ronald McDonald House and others. Expansion of Danny Thomas/FEDEX PGA Golf Tournament and events surrounding, yearly. Coordination with TV networks and Performing Artists. Arts and Crafts Fair development and growth showing the wonderful artwork of the kids of St. Judes.

Advisory, Event Coordination
• Presidential/Gubernatorial/Congressional Advisory, Ryan White Commission, planning and implementation of funding principles, creation of regulations and commitment policies. Liaison involvement with government and non-government agencies. Application of Hipaa Laws and Regulations.
• Special Olympics, 501c3 Non – Profit, event planning, coordination, implementation of policies and procedures, fundraising, performance, personal involvement worldwide. Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
Major Awards
Honorary Black Belt, Christian Martial Arts Association
United States Jaycees, Speaker of the Year
United States Jaycees, Organist/Musician of the Year
State of Tennessee, United States; Ambassador of Good Will
Tsarus, Man of the Year; Memphis, Tennessee
Presidential Award, Gibson County Tennessee Sesquicentennial Celebration
Presidential Award, Tennessee Jaycees/Milan Chapter
Special Olympics Sponsor/Involvement Award.. Okinawa, Japan; Iwakuni, Japan; Hiroshima, Japan; Los Angeles California; San Francisco California; Memphis, Tennessee; Chicago, Illinois; Boston, Massachusetts; Oceanside, California; Little Rock, Arkansas; Hew York City, New York; Evanston, Illinois; Manilla, Philippines; Bepu, Japan; Saporo, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; Tokyo, Japan; United States.
Peace Award, Hiroshima, Japan
Lubrani Clarinet Award, University of Memphis
Various other Civic awards and recognitions.


  1. Just Because

    There is a man that sits at the bar,
    Most look at him and see old fat and ugly
    Within that man, is wisdom and great knowledge
    He’s stood on the lines
    He’s fought the battles
    And within him resides
    A heart of Gold!

    He’s asked for something special
    A pan of cornbread
    And a few homemade muffins
    From a very special kitchen

    I hear that request
    From a friendly bartender
    It’s a special request of me.
    A bright ray of light
    Has just filled my life.

    I’ll make the cornbread and muffins
    And a little something extra special
    Just because
    I’ll make it very special, from my special kitchen
    Just because
    God put this special moment, in my life
    Just when I need it also,
    Just because

  2. A Diamond in the Rough

    A diamond in the rough, is extremely valuable
    Although, it has no brilliance, yet.
    The first cut, begins to reveal that brilliance.

    Just to behold God’s wonderful creation,
    At it’s first conception,
    Is Amazing.

    The brilliance still held within it,
    Just waiting to be developed.
    Many things will develop that brilliance.

    Each facet that’s cut,
    Opens that brilliance for all to see
    And Admire!

    The final product
    Of a life’s work
    Is a gem that shines
    Forever more brilliant
    Than life itself.

    Jere Douglas

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