Erskine Oglesby, Jr. Named Tennessee Men's Health Network's 2013 Man Of The Year

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Erskine Oglesby, Jr.
Erskine Oglesby, Jr.

Erskine Oglesby, Jr. has been named Tennessee Men’s Health Network’s (TMHN) “Man of the Year” for 2013 by the TMHN board of directors. Mr. Oglesby accepted the award at the 18th annual Men’s Health Screenings at the Southside Community Health Center in Chattanooga.

“We are honored to recognize Mr. Oglesby as Tennessee’s “Man of the Year,” said Mike Leventhal, executive director of TMHN. “Mr. Oglesby has been a leader for men’s health in Tennessee through his leadership on the Chattanooga Men’s Health Screenings. Our entire organization is proud to have been able to collaborate with him and look forward to working with him on future projects.”

“I’m pleased to accept this award and I’m grateful for TMHN, an organization that focuses on the health needs of men and their families,” said Mr. Oglesby, president of the 100 Black Men of Chattanooga. “There are many worthy women’s health organizations but only one group that focuses on men’s health and I’m happy to have been able to play a role in improving the health and quality of life of men living in and around Chattanooga.”

Mr. Oglesby is a graduate of Tennessee State University/Meharry Medical College with a degree in Health Care Administration and Planning. He is a native of St. Louis, Mo. He and his wife Sheryl have a son, Ryan and daughter, Dominique.

The Tennessee Men’s Health Network (TMHN) serves all men in Tennessee with special attention to those men who have low income in urban, rural, and other underserved areas of Tennessee. TMHN is classified as a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization. For more information visit www.menshealthnetwork.org or call 865 406-0129.


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