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Health and Safety: A Family Affair

A diverse panel of presenters joined F.A.C.E.S. of Memphis and the National Federation of Families for a Lunch and Learn in August 2021 to discuss why vaccinations have become A FAMILY AFFAIR, not just for children, but for whole families to stay healthy and safe. Hear what they shared in these videos clips, learn more about their experience and qualifications below, or watch the full webinar here.

Meet The Presenters

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Dr. Theadore Lyons, PharmD

Dr. Ted Lyons is an ordained minister who received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of TN College of Pharmacy. He and his wife Dr. Merica Lyons own ShotRx - the only African American vaccination clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Lyons has been a champion of pharmacists as immunization specialists for almost 20 years. He served as the Clinical Coordinator for a large pharmacy chain for 5 years. There he developed and implemented pharmacist-only immunization practices in 110 stores in his region. This led to him being named the clinical committee’s chairman for the entire company. He is an APhA Immunization Trainer and has trained hundreds of pharmacists for three different retail chains on immunization techniques and best practices in pharmacy-based immunizations.  Dr. Lyons also has a best-selling devotional on Amazon called GOD IN 30 SECONDS.  

Dr. Bruce Randolph, M.D., M.P.H

Dr. Randolph received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine and his Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Arkansas, General Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and Occupational Medicine at the University of Oklahoma.


Dr. Randolph is currently licensed to practice medicine in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. He has been practicing medicine for 36 years in various settings such as rural health, urban health, student/college health, occupational health, private practice, public health, Job Corps Center, Indian Health Service, and National Health Service Corps.
He is currently the Health Officer for the Shelby County Health Department in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Janaki Deepak, MBBS

Dr. Deepak graduated from Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai India with honors. She then went on to complete her radiology residency from King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and practiced as a radiologist. When she came to the United States, she completed her internal medicine residency at Medstar Harbor Hospital and her fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Deepak is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine. She won teaching awards at her residency and received the Lockard Conley Award for teaching and mentoring from the American College of Physicians. Dr. Deepak is the site director for University of Maryland's summer and winter education blocks for the pulmonary and critical care fellows in the Baltimore, DC area.

Dr. Gloria Reeves, MD

Dr. Reeves is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with specialized expertise in pediatric psychopharmacology and obesity-related health issues among individuals with serious mental illness.


Dr. Reeves completed a NIH-funded career development award to develop skills in state-of-the-art metabolic assessments of youth and adults with mental illness, and she has collaborated with interdisciplinary experts to study obesity-related side effects of antipsychotic medication treatment. Dr. Reeves partnered with pharmacists, child mental health experts, and child-serving state agency leadership to help develop an antipsychotic medication prior authorization program for publicly-insured youth less than18 years old.


She currently serves as Medical Director of this program, which utilizes a collaborative problem-solving approach to support community providers in the shared goals of safe and appropriate antipsychotic treatment of children and adolescents.

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Dr. Priscilla Nellum Davis, Ph.D.

Dr. Davis received her Ph.D. in communicative disorders from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She retired from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is currently a Professor Emerita at the University of Alabama. She brings expertise in communicative disorders such as child language and speech development, articulation disorders, multicultural issues, diagnostics, phonetics, language disorders in children and literacy. Additionally, she served on the faculty senate, chaired the promotion and tenure committee, and was the president of the Black Faculty and Staff Association and a faculty advisor to the NAACP. 

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Pastor Dianne P. Young, BA

Rev. Young is a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, administrator, talk show co-host, teacher, preacher, evangelist, pastor, and author.  Pastor Young is one of Memphis' most dynamic and prolific preachers and Bible teachers in the Mid-South.  As a widely sought conference speaker and celebrated author, she has touched the lives of thousands all over the country with her spirited and audacious style of preaching.  She labors in ministry as Pastor of The Healing Center Full Gospel Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee where she is proficient in organizing, unifying, and networking.  Pastor Young attended the University of Memphis and Carolina University where she received her BA; hours toward MA.  She received an honorary doctorate from St. Thomas Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida.  Pastor Young has preached and conducted many workshops and seminars across the country.  Pastor Young serves as a Board Member of NAMI Tennessee and a member of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planning and Policy Council.  Currently she is Program Manager for the Emotional Fitness Centers of Tennessee and Project Manager, F.A.C.E.S. of Memphis, a family organization in Shelby County. She facilitates support groups, ministerial training classes and individual and marriage counseling at The Healing Center’s Counseling Center and, has co-hosted the oldest Christian radio talk show in the Greater Memphis: “On The Road To Healing” with her husband, Dr. William M. Young for more than 20 years.

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