Rev. Tammie Denise was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and has lived in Sacramento, CA for more than 20 years. As a 10-year breast cancer survivor, Rev. Denyse’s calling and passion is serving children and women’s groups, especially those focusing on breast cancer. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2004, she co-founded Carrie’s TOUCH, Inc., (Teaching, Outreach, Understanding, Caring, Healing), a breast cancer organization which provides advocacy, awareness, education, research and support to African American women, who face a disproportionately high mortality rate.
Rev. Denyse wrote and implemented the H.O.P.E. Peer/Nurse Navigator program in Ghana, West Africa to educate and support women in Africa with breast cancer and has coauthored a number of other research papers. She has Master of Divinity and Master in Community Leadership degrees from the American Baptist Seminary of the West. In addition, she is a doctoral candidate in ministry with an emphasis on transformational leadership.