Introducing our newest board members and our new partner.

As we continue to meet our community’s needs during this turbulent climate, we’re humbled to announce these expansions to our people capacity.

Love Doesn’t Hurt, led by Founder & CEO Phillis Lewis, and OUTMemphis have forged a long-term partnership to combine resources in service of LGBTQ+ individuals impacted by trauma and partner violence. We’ll work together on case management, emergency housing, training and education, and other services.

We’re also announcing two additions to our Board of Directors. Lacretia Carroll, Ph.D., MSN, RN of UTHSC joins us with her history of pursuing health equity for gender and sexual minority youth through her nursing career and academic work. Erin Swinney, MBA, of Raymond James Financial, has supported the LGBTQ+ community at large and OUTMemphis for many years, and brings her leadership in the business community.

About our New Team Members:

Lacretia Carroll

Lacretia Carroll

Board Member

I have been a nurse for 9 years and am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing. I have a passion for improving health outcomes, decreasing health disparities, and improving overall quality of life for underserved and marginalized populations…read more.

Erin Swinney

Erin Swinney

Board Member

OUTMemphis has been a refuge and center of the Memphis LGBT+ community for several years. I am happy to have the opportunity to give back to the city I love…read more.

 
Phillis Lewis

Phillis Lewis

Founder & CEO, Love Doesn't Hurt

After finishing her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice & Criminology at the University of Memphis, Phillis began her career at the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office working with crime victims there for 8 years. She has worked as an advocate for victims of crime in the LGBTQ+ Community for over 10 years and is the Founder/CEO of Love Doesn’t Hurt which focuses on violence in the LGBTQ+ Community…read more.

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