Rev. Tammie Denyse
Cofounder & President, Carrie’s TOUCH Breast Cancer Organization
No stranger to tragedy and loss, Rev. Tammie Denyse has been navigating trauma personally and professionally for more than 40 years. She uses intersections of faith, education and her life experiences to create a heart-centered approach to healing and wellness. Rev. Tammie is a master group facilitator for those facing tragedy, grief and loss.
One of Rev. Tammie’s greatest losses is the murder of her youngest child. This tragedy forced her to examine herself, her faith and her beliefs on a deeper level. At a time when she didn’t believe she could move forward, she penned the number one best-seller, “The Power of Hope; Reclaiming Your Life After Tragedy,” which tells the story of how she daily navigates the murky waters of trauma, grief and loss.
Rev. Tammie is co-founder and president of Carrie’s TOUCH, a 501(c)3 nonprofit breast cancer organization established to enrich the lives of African American women diagnosed with the disease. She is a 17-year breast cancer survivor and has spent the past 15 years coaching cancer patients and their families through the trauma of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and re-entry after a journey through cancer. She is recognized as an expert in the field of breast cancer and black women and is the Co-Principle Investigator for Project SOAR (Speaking Our African American Realities) in partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Project SOAR examines the unique experiences of African American women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Rev. Tammie’s work has been recognized locally, nationally and globally for its innovative approaches to breast cancer survivorship and overall wellness.
Rev. Tammie is visionary and artistic director for the Carrie’s TOUCH Breast Cancer Exposed™ project -a cutting edge calendar that takes an artistic approach to raising awareness and educating survivors and the community about breast health and breast cancer treatment options. Breast Cancer Exposed™ has been distributed both nationally and internationally, and is currently in eight countries. She was part of the advisory team to the Every Woman Counts program to develop the first California breast cancer app for the iPhone, and development of the breast cancer license plate.
Rev. Tammie wrote, developed and implemented the H.O.P.E. Peer/Nurse Navigator program in Ghana, West Africa to educate and support women with breast cancer in Africa. The program has been presented to and accepted by the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) and the World Cancer Congress (WCC) as cutting-edge training on an international level.
Rev. Tammie earned her degree in Human and Community Services from St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA. She earned her Master of Divinity and Master in Community Leadership from the American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, CA. Rev. Tammie received her cancer coaching certification from The Cancer Journey Coach Training. She is a master group facilitator for those facing tragedy, grief and loss, mentor and spiritual advisor to those seeking a deeper understanding of a God who is bigger.
Rev. Tammie Denyse was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and currently resides in Sacramento, CA. She is an ordained minister, nonprofit executive, coach, international speaker and bestselling author. She is the mother of three adult children and the grandmother of one.
OUR MISSION To humanize the black woman and her experience with breast cancer.
OUR VISION To save more black women.
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