Who We Are

We envision access to comprehensive sexual health for adolescents throughout Alabama and advance our mission to champion healthy adolescent development through medically accurate and equitable sexual health education and services.

About the Alabama Campaign

The Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (doing business as the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded on the belief that reducing the rate of teen pregnancy is one of the most direct means available to improve overall child well-being and reduce persistent poverty. Over the years we have expanded our mission to overall adolescent sexual health.

The Alabama Campaign was founded in 1999, and incorporated in 2002, in response to a deep concern among community leaders that Alabama had one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the United States. Alabama has made progress in reducing teen pregnancy since 1999, but even with that progress we remain ranked among the states with the highest rates of teen pregnancy. For the most recent teen pregnancy and birth data, click here.

Addressing adolescent sexual health requires the thoughtful and deliberate attention of parents/caregivers, youth, community leaders, educators, policy makers, faith leaders, and others who have an interest in the healthy development of Alabama’s children and youth.  You can receive information and learn about adolescent sexual health in Alabama by signing up for our monthly newsletter.



Tony Christon-Walker

Tony Christon-Walker – Chair
HIV/AIDS advocate
Birmingham, AL

Shey Thorn Thomas

Shey ThornChair-elect
AIDS Alabama South
Mobile, AL


Michelle Jenkins

Michelle Jenkins – Treasurer
Anglin Reichmann Snellgrove, P.C.
Huntsville, AL

Brook Araya

Brook Araya – Secretary
University of Alabama - Birmingham, School of Public Health
Birmingham, AL

M. Anthony

Michelle Anthony, MSN, RN
Community Member
Montgomery, AL


Nic Carlisle, JD
University of Alabama - Birmingham, School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Mona Davis

Mona Davis
The Gift of Life Foundation
Montgomery, AL

Foster Dickson

Foster Dickson
Huntingdon College
Montgomery, AL


Claire Estep
Virginia College of Medicine (VCOM)
Durham, NC


Eric Goodcase, PhD
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL


Samantha Hill, MD, MPH
University of Alabama - Birmingham; Children's Hospital of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

Charles Jackson

Charles Jackson
Emerge Community Solutions; Auburn University Montgomery
Montgomery, AL

Robin Lanzi

Robin Lanzi, PhD, MPH
University of Alabama - Birmingham, School of Public Health; Center for AIDS Research
Birmingham, AL

nancy buckner

Nancy Buckner, Commissioner – ex-officio
Alabama Department of Human Resources

scott harris

Scott Harris, MD, State Health Officer – ex-officio
Alabama Department of Public Health



Christina Clark Okarmus, MPP

Executive Director

With over ten years of advocacy experience, Christina Clark Okarmus is leading the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health as Executive Director. Christina is committed to the right of young people in Alabama to receive sexual health education that is medically accurate, age-appropriate, inclusive, and free of bias and shame. She cares deeply about the ability of all people to have the knowledge, skills, and access to services to take care of their health.

Nadia Haq

Nadia Haq

Program Coordinator

Nadia is the Program Coordinator for the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health. They strongly believe health education programs and policies can have lasting effects on one’s ability to reach their full health potential. They are enthusiastic about Alabama youth receiving inclusive sexual health education and services so they may be empowered toward making their own health decisions.


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