Our Kids has a number of experts who are available to speak to the media. Media inquiries should be directed to Sue For White, Our Kids Executive Director. Staff members who have media experience are listed below.
Media Contact Information
Office Phone: 615-341-4915
Sue Fort White, Ed.D.
For thirty years, Sue Fort White has mobilized resources for underserved populations, including victims of domestic violence, teens and families in crisis, children in foster care and children and families affected by child sexual abuse. Sue’s work at Our Kids is a natural progression of her deep commitment to social justice and her desire to create access to programs, services and opportunities for children and families in need.
Sue can speak to any issues related to Our Kids and the larger issue of child sexual abuse. She can also direct media to the appropriate staff members for interviews based on their experience and areas of expertise.
Lisa Dupree, LCSW has been employed as a social worker at Our Kids for 20 years. She earned her Masters degree in counseling from Trevecca and a Masters degree in Social Work from UT School of Social Work.
Lisa can speak to issues related to the dynamics of child sexual abuse, sexting, sexual trauma, criteria for referrals for medical exams, exam preparation, adult survivor issues, and issues related to allegations of child sexual abuse that occur in the context of divorce and/or custody/visitation cases.
Hollye Gallion has been a pediatric nurse practitioner since 1997 and has served Our Kids in this capacity for 12 years. She earned a BSN from UT in Chattanooga. She completed the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program at Belmont University.
Hollye is the Our Kids Clinic Director and provides training on topics including normal and abnormal findings in sexual abuse, sexual abuse mimics, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). She has conducted training at national conferences and serves as the lead investigator on medical research conducted at Our Kids.
Sue Ross is a pediatric nurse practitioner serving Our Kids for 22 years. She earned a BSN from UT Center for Health Sciences in Memphis where she also completed the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program in 1974. Her Master of Science in Nursing featuring a major in Parent Child Nursing was obtained from Vanderbilt in 1988.
Sue trains on topics including normal and abnormal findings in sexual abuse; normal sexual development in children; sexual abuse mimics; and how to present effectively in court(having been qualified in court as an expert in over 25 of the Middle Tennessee counties as well as 3 other states).
Denise has worked for Our Kids for more than a year. She has over 20 years’ experience in child welfare that includes, service provision, research, training, development and delivery on a statewide and national level. She has presented at the local, state and national level on her work in training development and quality assurance. She has a bachelor’s in Social Work; Master’s in Social Work and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance.
She was involved in the development and implementation of a statewide quality assurance program in Child Protective Services. Denise conducts trainings on topics such as “Talking to Your Children About Their Bodies,” “Sexual Abuse Dynamics,” “Sexual Abuse Disclosure” and “Sexual Abuse Multidiscipline Investigations/Approach.”
Please contact Sue Fort White to arrange an interview with Our Kids experts.