Marsha Lynne Williams has a BA in Speech Communications from Hampton University and a MSEd in Education from Neumann University. She is currently a doctoral student in Higher Education at Immaculata University. For the past ten years, Marsha has helped oversee admissions for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Since 2012, Marsha has served as the Associate Director of Admissions, where she is primarily responsible for diversity recruitment. In 2010, when the college introduced a new Doctor of Pharmacy program at the GA Campus, she became responsible for the admissions process.
In addition to her work in admissions, Marsha serves as a confidant, counselor, and advisor to the many students enrolled at PCOM. She is a strong supporter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), and Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), as she is committed to reducing health disparities among minority populations. In addition, she is the advisor to the Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP), a pipeline high school program to expose minority students to various health professions and graduate programs at PCOM. In 2006, 2012 and 2013 Marsha was acknowledged as the Mentor of the Year by the PCOM SNMA Chapter. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Outstanding Service and Leadership Award from the Northeast Region (NE) of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME).
Since her arrival to PCOM in 2005, there has been a significant increase in the number of accepted underrepresented minority students in the medical program. Under her tenure, PCOM has been noted as one of the top osteopathic medical colleges for Hispanic students. Marsha is a member of many professional organizations and is an active board member of NAMME – NE. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and one of four children. She gives credit for her success to the love, support and stern upbringing she received from her parents. Without the values instilled in her by her parents, James and Thelma Williams, she would not be the person she is today.