Tamika Gilchrist

Tamika Gilchrist, B.S.
Substance Use Prevention Specialist

Tamika joined the Poe Center in October 2017 with the Substance Use Prevention team. Tamika
received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Education with a concentration in
Community Health from North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC.

Tamika brings enthusiasm and passion to work with youth and adults. Following graduation, she
joined Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention, a five-county coalition, where she
served as the Media Coordinator. In addition to media and advertising, she assisted with the
education and outreach aspect of the coalition, which included Alcohol Purchase Surveys and
Sticker Shock Campaigns, to help reduce substance use/misuse among youth in Eastern North

Tamika serves as the co-leader for Junior Girl Scouts at First Calvary and enjoys lending a
helping hand in Wake and Durham Counties through public service. In her spare time, she enjoys
spending time with family and friends, watching football, traveling, and cooking.

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