Leadership

The EHE Initiative leadership shares a collective vision in the fight against HIV in Shelby County.

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Connect to Protect (C2P) Memphis is a community-based coalition to help solidify community outreach and awareness activities around HIV prevention and treatment. Led by members of St. Jude, it is made up of 25 partner agencies representing a diverse mix of stakeholders from various sectors in Memphis. This includes AIDS service organizations, community- and faith-based organizations, local and state government, schools, federally qualified health centers, and members of priority populations.
Core Planning Team
Eddie Smile

Eddie Wiley, MPH

Shelby County Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative Coordinator

Tennessee Department of Health

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Niki Easley, MPA

Director, HIV/AIDS Initiative

United Way of Greater Nashville

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Mia Boozer-Sharp, Ed. D.

Associate Director, HIV/AIDS Initiative

United Way of Greater Nashville

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Ashley Ross, MPH

Manager

Community HIV Outreach Program, C2P Program, Ending the HIV Epidemic Memphis Initiative, Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Brook-Askew

Brooke Askew, MPHA

Coordinator

SMILE Program, Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Aditya-Gaur

Aditya Gaur, MD

Clinical Director

Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Bruce Randolph, MD, MPH

Health Officer

Shelby County Health Department

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Kimberly Truss, MPH

HIV Prevention Director

Tennessee Department of Health

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Latrice Pichon, PhD, MPH, CHES

Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

University of Memphis, School of Public Health

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Meredith Brantley, PhD

Director

HIV Prevention & Surveillance, Tennessee Department of Health

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Sharese Willis, PhD

Instructor of English (Technical Communication)

University of Memphis

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Sherry Cohen

Deputy Administrator

Ryan White Program, Shelby County Health Department

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Vikki Nolan, DSc, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology/ Dean of Academic Affairs, and MPH Program Coordinator

University of Memphis

Subcommittee Leaders
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Rashida Patterson

Access to Treatment and Care Subcommittee

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Meka Wren

Co-Chair

Executive Council Subcommittee

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Marshe Turner

Co-Chair

Executive Council Subcommittee

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Eric Leue

Co-Chair

Executive Council Subcommittee

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Portia Knowlton

Chair

Prevention Subcommittee

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Elizabeth Propst

Chair

Policy Subcommittee

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Jaunita White

Co-Chair

Policy Subcommittee