Director of Chaplaincy, University of Mississippi Medical Center
A healthcare leader with a heart of compassion, Doris Whitaker is the Director of Chaplaincy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the only Level One Trauma Center in the state of Mississippi. She directs a team of Board Certified Chaplains, Spiritual Care Volunteers and Employee Ambassadors as they provide religious, spiritual and emotional support to thousands of patients, families (Co-survivors) staff and students daily at the Medical Center. Chaplain Whitaker also provides guidance as a member of the UMMC Ethics Committee, the Mississippi Chaplains Association, the Mississippi Organ and Recovery Agency Advisory Committee and the Vice Chancellor’s Committee on Inclusion and Diversity. In 2015 she received the prestigious Faith Leader of the Year Award from the Mississippi Organ and Recovery Agency. In her role, Chaplain Whitaker touches the lives of men, women, children and infants while Doris Whitaker also serves in the larger community as Associate Pastor of Harvest Celebration Evangelistic Church in Byram, MS.