Karen is a Registered Nurse with over 10 years of research experience. She has completed a Graduate-level Certificate in Clinical Research through the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She has also served as an Air Force Officer, both on Active Duty and in the AF Reserves. She loves spending time with her husband and kids, her church family, and teaching/mentoring young children through volunteering as a Sunday School teacher and Girl Scout Troop leader.
Program Research Coordinator, Annette Martinez
Annette is an ARMY veteran with over 15 years of experience in tobacco cessation and military research. She graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Community Health Education. She is married wit two children and a granddaughter. She loves spending time with family, traveling, and working out.
Research Leader, Tina Boothe
Tina retired as an Air Force Chief Master Sergeant after 27.5 years of service. She is married with 3 children. She loves to work out and hang out with her family.
Research Coordinator, Leslie Gladney, M.S.
Leslie has worked with military personnel and their families since 2010. She holds a BS in Psychology & Sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University (go Rams!) and a MS in Human Development & Family Science from the University of Georgia (go Dawgs!). In her free time, she enjoys the arts, animals, and relaxing with friends and family.
Research Specialist, Allen Jones, M.S.
Allen retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service. He holds a BS in Psychology and MS in Special Education. He is a great father to 3 children and a huge Miami Dolphins Fan. Allen has been working with UTHSC for four years.
Research Specialist, Kevin Love, M.S.
Kevin Love has spent 20 years in the military serving in various capacities. He enjoys reading, singing, and spending time with his family. More than anything, he enjoys helping people realize their potential and cope with life issues.
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