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About Us

MemTV is a collaborative effort of over 30 agencies and organizations in the Greater Mid South.

Vision

A future where all teens are taught comprehensive sex education, teens' onset of sexual intercourse is delayed, teen pregnancies are reduced and teen parents are provided with assistance.

Mission

Coordinated community response to teen pregnancy and parenting that includes:

  • Comprehensive sex education for teens including abstinence and contraceptive information
  • Services, support, and education to pregnant and parenting teens
  • Strong policies and programs that promote adolescent sexual health

Guiding Principles

  • Dedicated to making resources for teens and teen parents more transparent and easily accessible
  • Promote a non-judgmental environment where teens have access to comprehensive sex education
  • Promote strategies that focus on both boys and girls
  • Promote programs based on evidence and best practices

Leadership

Executive Committee

Chair – Rebecca Terrell, CHOICES.
Vice Chair – Reginald Johnson, Boys Inc.
Secretary – Tera Upshaw, United Healthcare
Treasurer – Ruth Hamblen, Early Success Coalition, LeBonheur Children's Hospital
Dr. Lynda Sagrestano, Center for Research on Women, University of Memphis
Lou Gettings, Shelby County Schools
LaTonia Blankenship, National Coalition of 100 Black Women of Greater Memphis
Gwen Brown, Teen Pregnancy & Parenting Success
Dr. Glenda Moses, Memphis & Shelby County Health Department

Working Group Co-Chairs

Community Awareness
Cherisse Scott, SisterReach

Tera Upshaw, United Healthcare

Education
Elokin Capece, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region
Elizabeth Shelley, YWCA

Faith-Based Partnerships
Charlie Caswell, Rangeline CDC
Summer Owens, S.O. What? LLC

Healthcare
Latonya Foster, Memphis Health Center

Valencia Nelson, March of Dimes

Policy & Advocacy
Babs Feibelman, Consultant, Children's Foundation
Claudia Haltom, A Step Ahead Foundation