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Working Together to
Make a District a CommunitY

Read about the vital connections the Medical District Collaborative is making in our Annual Report.

The Chief Executive Officers and leaders of some of Memphis’ most significant healthcare and higher education institutions created a new nonprofit community development entity to direct the future of the Memphis Medical District. This entity is called the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC).

The MMDC is responsible for making the district more livable, economically prosperous, clean, and safe.

The Memphis Medical District is roughly defined as the area bordered by Poplar Avenue, I-40, Vance Avenue, Danny Thomas Boulevard, and is located between Downtown and Midtown.


The MMDC's Four Focus Areas

  • Improving the Public Realm and Built Environment
  • Coordinating Safety and Security
  • Activating and Programming the District
  • Facilitating Community Development

The MMDC focuses on four key areas: Improving the public realm and built environment, increasing safety and security, programming and marketing, and property development. The MMDC will also institute a series of programs to capture and reinvest some of the institutions' economic impact into future development and programmatic initiatives.

Who We Are

Staff


President
Tommy Pacello



Program & Data Director
Abby Miller

Program Manager, Real Estate
Chet Jackson

 

Program Associate
Dane Forlines

Program Associate
Mariko Krause

Program Associate
Celeste Rudd

 

Program Associate                                                                             Program Manager, Community Development
Larissa Redmond Thompson                     Vonesha Mitchell

 

Board of Directors

CHAIR
Dr. Kennard brown

 

Executive Vice-Chancellor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

TREASURER
Dr. Betty Sue McGarvey

President, Baptist College of Health Sciences

SECRETARY
Dr. Lewis Reich

 

President, Southern College of Optometry

 

DIRECTOR
Mr. Michael Ugwueke

 

CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


DIRECTOR
Mr. Richard Shadyac Jr.

President & CEO, ALSAC


DIRECTOR
Dr. Reginald Coopwood

President & CEO, Regional One Health

 

DIRECTOR
Dr. Tracy Hall

President, Southwest Tennessee Community College


DIRECTOR
Dr. Steve Bares

Executive Director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation


DIRECTOR
Mr. Pitt Hyde

Trustee, Hyde Family Foundations

 

DIRECTOR
Mr. Doug McGowen

COO, City of Memphis


DIRECTOR
Ms. Jennifer Oswalt

President, Downtown Memphis Commission


DIRECTOR
Mr. Scott Blake

President, Victorian Village Inc. Community Development Corporation

 

DIRECTOR
Mr. Mike Todd

President, Edge Neighborhood Association

 

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