Meet The Team
Merle Williams, BSN, RNCo-Founder, Chief Operating Officer
Merle Williams is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of D2DUC, LLC. Merle is also the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is responsible for all medical collaborations, ensuring that high quality care is provided to each individual client. Merle currently serves as the Residential Program Director for a privately owned company, where she oversees the daily operations of 20 residential facilities that provide oversight and care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, NV and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Biology from Mercy College in New York. A New York native, Merle has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and has served diverse populations in major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Miami, as well as rural populations in Mississippi. Merle's goal is to raise the standard of care in this great nation because, “There is no shortage of people who need great medical care.” - Merle Williams BSN, RN.
Ashanti Williams, BS, MACo-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ashanti (Will) Williams founded D2DUC, LLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. As the CEO, Mr. Williams is responsible for the overall direction and strategy for D2DUC, LLC. Originally from Long Island, New York, Mr. Williams upheld a family tradition of service to the nation and joined the military upon graduating high school. He served in the US Navy's Nuclear Propulsion program aboard a nuclear powered aircraft carrier, as well as in the Army National Guard. After his military service, Mr. Williams held various positions within the energy industry in both the private and public sector. Currently, he is a healthcare technology entrpreneur and tech industry professional. Mr. Williams possesses a Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology.
David Crane, BS, MBAPresident, Chief Marketing Officer
David is a four-time entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in technology and healthcare. He has a strong background in startups, strategy development, marketing and sales, product development, strategic partnerships, attracting and leading high-performing teams, finance, and fundraising. He has raised several million dollars in funding for new ventures primarily in the tech, healthcare, Software as a Service (SaaS), and business process outsourcing industries.
David is the Founder of Sustainable City Project, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is a member of the Board of Directors with Planned Acts of Kindness. He has been a volunteer business consultant with the Citizen’s Development Corps based in Washington, D.C. serving as a consultant to companies in Guatemala and Ukraine and is a regular Business Plan Competition coach and “in-class” volunteer with Junior Achievement.
David earned his Bachelor of Science in Business degree and his MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
• 2015 Finalist, SmartCEO Magazine Circle of Excellence Award, New York
• 2015 & 2014 Finalist, Pilot HealthTech NYC
• 2014 Finalist Dell NYC HealthTech Pitch Day
• 2014 Finalist, Energizing Health, Houston & Kansas City (Kauffman Foundation)
• 2007 Winner, Upsize Magazine Growth Challenge, Minnesota
• 2007 Nominated BPO “Provider of the Year”
• 2006 Finalist, Minnesota Cup Business Competition
• 2002 City Business Journal, Forty Under 40 Award, Minnesota