Deborah Taylor (Bannister) is a registered nurse and was a corpsman in the United States Naval reserves. She was employed for 17 years as a case manager with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Deb also retired from active duty as a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy in 2012 at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Currently, she holds the civilian position of Case manager for the Internal Medicine team at the hospital. She is board certified in two fields of expertise; Psychiatric Nursing (ANCC) and Case Management (CCMC). She earned a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
It was her position in the United States Navy Reserves (USNR) position that took her from S.C. to Florida. She then worked in the case management department with active duty sailors. She held many positions in her Navy capacity. She was the Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate (SAVI) in her area of S.C. when the program was stood up in1998. She continued in that role throughout the remainder of her Naval career. She was a representative for Family Advocacy at NavHospJacksonville. Her entire profession has been in the interest of helping others.
Mrs. Taylor became involved with CMSA Northeast Florida chapter in 2004, where she has been president off and on since that time.
Deborah is married and lives in Jacksonville Florida. She is the proud grandmother of six. Her son, his wife and five of the children live in Columbia S.C. Her daughter and one grandson live in Jacksonville.