Latoya Dotson

Founder/Director

I am native of Clarksdale, MS. I am a wife, and mother of 3 amazing young men. I find joy in event planning and coordination and problem-solving, but most of all helping others, especially women. 

I take pride in being a humanitarian and showing compassion towards others. Pink Savvy Inc.recently launched a ministry within the organization called Pink and Purposed.  This ministry encourages, empowers, and uplifts women that are going through cancer, as well as recent cancer survivors. Pink Savvy Inc was birthed during a difficult period in my life. I saw how cancer affected my loved ones and our family. After two key women in my family battled cancer, my passion grew stronger to assist women in their fight. Not only will I assist these women to fight and survive, but to THRIVE!

Tracey Freeman

Vice Chair/Treasurer

I have been an associate at Methodist LeBonheur HealthCare since October of 2013. Shortly afterwards, I was nominated by my peers as a member of the CBO council group, which was a great honor. I've  served on the PTSA board at Bartlett High School for four years. After attending college in my earlier years, I sought employment at Baptist Memorial Hospital, where I served 19 years. My last 6 years at the hospital were spent on the Cardiac Unit, where I truly enjoyed meeting and helping patients. I am a wife and mother of 4, and love my family very much. I am also the founder of E & T Creations.

I am very proud to be one of the founding members of Pink Savvy Inc. I’ve served with this organization for 4 years. Helping others is my passion. Pink Savvy Inc will indeed help women in this battle against cancer. 

Melanie Jackson-Hicks

Volunteer Coordinator

I was born and raised in Holly Springs, MS. I received my undergraduate degree from Howard University (proud Bison!) and my graduate degree from the University of Memphis. 

I've always had an interest in topics related to health and nutrition, and I was honored to serve as a volunteer lactation support counselor for over 10 years.  I currently work in Faculty Affairs at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  

 I am married to Fharon (Mack) Hicks, and we have two sons. I am a founding member of Pink Savvy Inc. I have witnessed the effects of cancer. Too many women that I know and love have faced a breast cancer diagnosis. My goal is to honor each and every one of them and all of the women and families that face this challenge daily by serving this cause faithfully. 

Meet the Team

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Trangula Jones-Glover

Secretary

I was born and raised in Byhalia, MS. I attended Northwest Community College and University of Mississippi where I graduated with a Bachelors of Art degree in 2005. Additionally, I received my Masters degree in Special Education from Freed-Hardeman University in 2020. I'm married to my wonderful, strong husband Marcus Glover and we have 3 beautiful triplets, Madison, Marcus Jr., and Mackenzie. I currently teach 2nd and 3rd grade at Power Center Academy and I am a RTI Coordinator for Gestalt Community Schools. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in November 2016 while my husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. It was a very devastating moment that only God was able to get me through. I went through 6 months of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and many hospital visits. I contribute my healing to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, my husband, family, friends, and countless other supporters. The fight continues. I will always be a "Fighting Survivor!" I know where my strength comes from and I accept it with open arms and with faith. 

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Carita Duckworth

Outreach Coordinator

I was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi. I am a mother of 2 children, a boy and a girl. I am also a wife of a retired military veteran. I have worked in several fields during my career and now I'm currently a part-time Pharmacy Technician and Chiropractic Assistant. I have always wanted to be in a place where I can serve and help the community, especially women or those who are alone. I was invited to a Pink Savvy event in 2017 and my heart was so full watching this event and the way the women supported each other. I knew it was something special and I've been supporting ever since.