Trina V. Gillam shares! Le Bonheur Children's Hospital co-sponsors District 6800's Gift of Life Program

Trina V. Gillam is the Early Childhood Services Manager for Methodist Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and Adjunct Faculty Member, College of Professional and Liberal Studies (CPLS), University of Memphis. Trina earned a B.S. degree from the University of Memphis with a concentration in Community Health Education in 1997.  She earned a M.Ed. degree in Education Administration & Supervision from Tennessee State University in 2008 and a M.Ed. degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Missouri in 2013.  Trina’s experience in Early Childhood Education began in 1999 in home visiting programs with a focus of prenatal mothers and families with children ages 0-3.  During this time she developed a passion and desire to support parents in becoming their child’s first teacher.  She soon moved along the early childhood path to focus on families with children ages 0-5 in Early Head Start and Head Start federal programs.  Trina held several positions to include, Family & Community Service Manager, Program Manager, Grantee Performance Support Specialist and Head Start Reviewer.  She also served as Navy School Liaison Officer for the United States Navy.  Trina was appointed as the Tennessee State Council Member for Military Interstate Children's Compact 2012-13. She participates on several advisory boards and councils such as, Tennessee Young Child Wellness, Community Advisory Board, First 8 Memphis Leadership Council, Early Success Coalition Network, & Porter-Leath’s Health Advisory Board.  Trina provides professional training on infant & early childhood mental health, parent engagement, early childhood developmental screening/assessment, child & family outcomes, and developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood education. Trina is married to Fredrick Gillam Jr. and has 2 children, Malik and Maya.  She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in the community.  Trina believes all children deserve to grow up in a supportive and nurturing environment.  She is dedicated to supporting collective impact initiatives which focus on improving the lives of families with young children.