Who We Are
The Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 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. You can learn more about what we do here.
The 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. High rates of teen pregnancy burden not only teenagers but also their children, families and communities, while imposing large costs on taxpayers as well. For the most recent teen pregnancy and birth data, click here.
Teen pregnancy prevention requires the thoughtful and deliberate attention of parents, 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 teen pregnancy prevention in Alabama by signing up for the monthly newsletter.
Tina Simpson, MD, MPH – Chair
University of Alabama – Birmingham; Children’s Hospital of Alabama
Melody Jones – Treasurer
Margaret Bonham – Secretary
Retired Department of Human Resources
Brittney Brooks, MA, CHES
Emerge Community Solutions
The FOCUS Program
Robin Lanzi, PhD, MPH
University of Alabama – Birmingham
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County
Mayor, City of Birmingham
Nancy Buckner, Commissioner – ex-officio
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Scott Harris, MD, State Health Officer – ex-officio
Alabama Department of Public Health
Dr. Eric Mackey, State Superintendent of Education – ex-officio
Alabama State Department of Education
Jamie L. Keith is the Executive Director of the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In her work she travels extensively throughout Alabama providing statewide leadership on the issue of teen pregnancy prevention through collaboration, education, training and advocacy.Tell Me More
Christina Clark Okarmus is the Policy and Outreach Manager for the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. She works primarily on advocacy around sexual health education for Alabama’s youth through policy and training.Tell Me More