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TARCOG Employee of the Month — June 2024

Name:  Emmitt Davis

Title: Community Services Coordinator

How long have you been at TARCOG and what do you do?  I have been at TARCOG for 10 years and currently have 25 service years in the social work field. As a program manager, I oversee our Nutrition, SenioRx, and Title III-D programs. Since March 2024, I have also been assisting the Medicaid Waiver Program with supervision as well as reviewing Redeterminations, Readmissions and Reinstatements to support one of TARCOG’s key programs.

What did you want to be when you grew up?  I wanted to be a professional basketball player. I was able to experience that dream by playing in Portugal.

What do you hope to accomplish within the next year?  To be done with Medicaid Waiver!! Seriously, by playing a strategic role in helping stabilize Medicaid Waiver and working toward helping them to become the Number One program in the state, just like our SenioRx Program.

Who is your hero and why?  Martin Luther King, Jr is my hero. Why? He led a nonviolent approach for civil rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protests. Most importantly, he was not afraid to give up his life for what he believed in.

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?  Go to all doctors’ offices in the TARCOG region and pick-up medial forms for our wonderful Case Managers to help them meet their Redetermination goals.

What is the best piece of advice someone has given you?  My father, Emmitt Davis, Sr., always told me to treat others the way you want to be treated.

What is the most daring thing you’ve ever done?  In my younger days, my two close friends would go to a small creek on my parent’s land and catch small copperhead snakes. We would put them in a bottle and bring them back to the house where we played with them until my father saw what we were doing one day. I want to tell you in person what happened next!

Who knows you the best?  My brother, Kelvin Davis.

What would you do if you won the lottery?  Take care of family and closest friends. Pay off the mortgage of my church at Fletcher’s Chapel. Increase the Davis Family sponsorship of the TARCOG Caregiver College Program.