southeast diabetes Faith Initiative

SDFI Alabama

The Balm In Gilead serves the following counties throughout Alabama: Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, and Calhoun Counties.

Alabama Team

State Manager
Kristen Campbell, Ph.D
Phone 205-895-5650

Program Coordinator
Charmane L. Grant
Phone Number: 678-862-4676

Lifestyle Coaches

Charmane L. Grant
Certified Lifestyle & Health Coach (CPT)
Phone: 678-862-4676
Service area: Calhoun and Talladega Counties
Faith-based sites: Jacobs Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal & Murray Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal


Henrietta R. Williams
Certified Lifestyle Coach
Phone: (334) 507-2003
Service area: Tuscaloosa County
Faith-based site: St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church


DeAndra Jackson Clark, LGSW
Certified Lifestyle Coach
Service area: Tuscaloosa County
Faith-based site: St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church


Dr. Carrie J. Nelson, LICSW-PIP
Certified Lifestyle Coach
(334) 312-6774
Service area: Talladega County
Faith-based site: St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Weekly Class Locations

Montgomery County
St. John AME Church
807 Madison Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
Pastor: Roosevelt Williams Jr.
Contact Information:


Talladega County
Jacobs Chapel CME Church
309 MLK Drive
Talladega AL 35160


Tuscaloosa County
St. Mark AME Church
2715 18th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Pastor: Antonio Thomas
Contact Information:


Calhoun County
Murray Temple CME Church
1614 Mulberry Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201
Pastor: Michael Hill
Contact Information:

Community Partners

A1 Fitness – Montgomery, AL
Alabama Department of Public Health
Alabama Family Podiatry
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Forkland Community Center
Oxford House
Oxford YMCA
Pampered Chef – Blaze-Green
Sam’s Club Pharmacy – Tuscaloosa
Stillman College
Talladega College
Westminster Senior Living

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