CVS Sponsors THEI Hosted New Beginnings Breakfast

Monday, April 4, 2022, the first Monday of National Second Chance Month, CVS Sponsored a New Beginnings Breakfast hosted by the Tennessee Higher Education Initiative. Local faith leaders, representatives from CVS, the Governor's Office, Tennessee Board of Regents, TN Deparment of Labor and Workforce Development, and TN Department of Correction were present to hear and learn about the needs of formerly incarcerated citizens and how we can work collaboratively to reduce recidivism.

Karen Carothers, CVS Manager of Workforce Initiatives

Rev. Sondrea Tolbert, Scarritt Bennett Executive Director

Pastor Aaron Marble, Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church & Laura Ferguson Mimms, THEI Executive Director
Deniece Thomas, Deputy Commissioner TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Barbi Brown, Re-Entry Coordinator
Howard Tate, THEI Graduate
Rachel Zolensky, THEI Student Success & Re-Entry Services Director
Abigale Jasinky & John DeBerry, Governor's Office

Dr. Logan Hampton, Lane College President; Correctional Administrator Carissa Miniard, TN Department of Correction; and Eric Qualls
Pastor Lisa Hammon, St. John AME
Mr. John Deberry, Leah Love, Abigale Jasinsky, Carissa Miniard, Misha Maynard, Karen Caruthers, Dr. Logan Hampton, Dr. Laura Ferguson Mimms
Eric Qualls, Lauren Solina, Eric Marable, Abigale Jasinsky, Aaron Marble, Laura Ferguson Mimms
Rev. Sondrea Tolbert, Rev. Toi King, Janice Woodard, Abigale Jasinksy, Laura Ferguson Mimms, Misha Maynard, Rev. Paula Smith, Rev. Lisa Hammond, Deniece Thomas

Lauren Solina, Tennesse Board of Regents & Laura Ferguson Mimms
Leah Love & Laura Ferguson Mimms
Evangelist Misha Maynard & Laura Ferguson Mimms