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.

BOARD OF

DIRECTORS

Shey Thorn Thomas

Shey ThornChair
Five Horizons
Tuscaloosa, AL

 

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

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Michelle Anthony, MSN, RN - Secretary
Nurse
Montgomery, AL

Emily Anson

Emily Anson
University of Alabama student
Tuscaloosa, AL

Tony Christon-Walker

Tony Billups
ViiV Health
Birmingham, AL

Mona Davis

Mona Davis
The Gift of Life Foundation
Montgomery, AL

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

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Eric Goodcase, PhD
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

Charles Jackson

Charles Jackson
Alabama Power
Montgomery, AL

T. Koonce

Tavaras Koonce
Community member
Montgomery, AL

Alexandra Provost

Alexandra Provost
University of Alabama student
Tuscaloosa, AL

STAFF

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Christina Clark Okarmus, MPP

Executive Director
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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.

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Brittney Winston, MCHES

Lead Health Educator
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Brittney is a passionate health educator, consultant, and adjunct instructor with over 10 years of expertise in sexual and reproductive health, HIV prevention, adolescent health, and minority and women’s health issues. She has worked in the non-profit, local government, private sectors, and academia throughout her professional career.

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Meagan Lyle

Health Educator
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Meagan believes that young people deserve accurate, comprehensive and inclusive sexual health education so that they can make informed decisions about their lives, their bodies, and their relationships to others. She believes that young people must be supported with relevant resources, services, and age-appropriate lessons/skills-building workshops that are free from shame, bias and judgement.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

There are currently no job opening at ACASH.