We provide long-term, reversible birth control (IUDs and implants) to any woman living in Southeast Tennessee* who wants it. For free. These low-maintenance methods provide protection when a woman wants it and are fully reversible when she’s ready.

With donations from individuals, companies, and foundations, A Step Ahead Chattanooga:

  • educates women (and men) so they know about these highly effective options
  • works with providers to ensure they’re trained and ready to offer IUDs and implants
  • pays whatever costs aren’t covered by other means
  • offers free transportation to appointments, if needed
  • operates an appointment line to make appointments/arrange transportation: 423-265-STEP

Access to birth control gives a woman the opportunity to complete an education, earn more money, have healthier babies, take care of her children, and live life on her terms.

*Counties Served: Bledsoe, Bradley, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie

  • President

    Sarah Ross
    Baylor School

  • Secretary

    Stephanie Hays
    Lamp Post Properties

  • Treasurer

    Stefanie Mansueto
    J.P. Morgan Chase

  • Treasurer-Elect

    Mark Przybysz
    Henderson + Gouger, PLLC

  • Immediate Past President

    Tamara Steward

Becky Barnes
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

Chrsitie Sell Faires
Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge

Kim Perry Gardner

Dr. Kathleen Hunt
Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Carrie Lawson

MJ Levine
Community Volunteer

Fran Martini
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Alicia Oliver
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Darian Scott
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Chris Smith
UTC School of Nursing

Alexis Bogo
Alison Lebovitz
Lorie Street Runge

Rachel Schulson

Susan Vandergriff
Vice President

Tia Baker
Volunteer and Client Relations Coordinator

Alissa Browning-Couch
Operations Support Specialist

Michelle Dunn
Lead Community Educator


We are grateful to the following individuals and entities, whose 2017 investment in women helps our community get and stay a step ahead. Names are listed in accordance with donors’ wishes.

Anonymous Memphis foundation
Anonymous national foundation
Benwood Foundation
BlueCross BlueShield of TN Health Foundation
Chazen Family Foundation
The Church of the Good Shepherd
Clarity Women’s Counseling
Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
Educational Foundation of America
The FEED Co.
First Tennessee Foundation
Friendship Foundation Fund
Hamico, Inc.
Locals Only Gifts
Lyndhurst Foundation
The Outreach Committee of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
McKenzie Charitable Foundation
South Pittsburg Ladies Club
United Tiny House Association
Weldon F. Osborne Foundation
Wild Geese Foundation

Lynn and Edward Dolnick
Sally and Buddy Faulkner
Karen (“Candy”) Kruesi
The Lesslie W. and Virginia P. Lee Donor Advised Fund #1
Sarah and Jeff Lorberbaum
Alice P. Lupton*
Priscilla McLaughlin
Norma and Olan Mills
Ted and Mary Navarre Moore
Paul Neely

Anonymous (2)
Iris and Lee Abelson
Ann and Bill Aiken
Annette Allen
Dr. Sam and Dana Banks
Becky Barnes
Judy and Guy Beaty
Hazel and Mitchell Bell
Bob and Nora Bernhardt
Jane and Bob Berz
Susan and Paul Brock
Nina and Pat Brock
Kitty and Hacker Caldwell
Emily and Paul Campbell
Mr. Chuck Chitty
Mary Ellen and Michael Coen
Andrea Crouch
Joe and Susan Davenport
Carla Donina and Jerry Mitchell
Dr. Norman and Yurie Ellenberg
Dr. Lori Emerson and Dr. John Nelson
Deborah Everhart
Kate McCarry Frazier
Moggie and Jim Henry
Ruth S. Holmberg*
Nancy R. Jolley
Joy and Gerald Jones
MJ and Howard Levine
Ms. Archie Manoharan
Jean M. Martin
Fran and Drew Martini
Allison and Kincaid Mills
Kristina and Tom Montague
Helen S. Pregulman
William and Lorie Runge
Rachel and Henry Schulson
Alice and Alfred Smith
Jim and Marian Steffner
Taylor and Susan Stein
Julie and Patrick Stowe
Caitlin and Jack Studer
Amy and Jamie Thomas
Barbara and Alan Voss
Jo Ann Yates

Charles and Eugenia Allderdice
Danna Bailey and David Brock
Charlie and Lisa Brock
Herb Cohn
Ione and Jim Farrar
Marie Farrar Baldree
Kathy and Dale Hanson
Drs. Kathleen and Peter Hunt
Deanne and Nelson Irvine
Mark Issenberg and Nona Martini
Andra Jurist* and Bruce Stewart
Dr. Berneet Kaur
Alison and Alan Lebovitz
Pat and David Martin
Tresa and Franklin McCallie
Jennifer and Jay Mills
Cannon and Rick Montague
Jean and Hugh Moore
Carla and Bubba Morgan
Ruth Obear
Alice Revenig
Larimore B. and Marty B. Roberts
Tamara H. Steward
John and Mary Ann Stewart
Susan Street
Wallace Tallent
Denise and Mike Taylor
Susan Vandergriff
Flossie Weill and Barry Parker
George Wilmoth

Anonymous (5)
Bertha Alford
Owen Allen
Dr. Deborah Arfken
Nancy and Charlie Belin
Kandy Berke
Sandy and Tommy Boone
Anne and George Bright
Alissa and Andy Browning-Couch
Gloria Butler
Meg O’Neill Cannon
Terry and Robert Childers
Ms. Karen Claypool
Jon and Amy Cohen
Jo Coke
Dr. Tonia Cox
Kristin and Gordon Davenport
Mary Davis
Heather and Joe DeGaetano
Stefanie deOlloqui
Wally and Shannon Edmondson
DeDe and Towson Engsberg
Judge Christie Sell Faires
Kitty and Walter Forbes
Anna George and David Neely
Dorothy S. Godett
Liz and Frank Grant
Dr. Autumn A. Graves
Jeannine Grogg
Jody and Harry Groves
Margaret Anne Haley
Ellen and Ken Hays
Neil, Joella, and Abigail Hegwood
Dr. Matthew Hine
Terri and Craig Holley
Bonnie and Louis Jacobs
Jarmin Johnston
Ms. Maeghan Jones and Dr. Kirk Zigler
Dallas W. Joseph
Barbara Kennedy
Mary and Bill Kilbride
Marion Kimball
Karna and Lloyd Levitt
Samantha and Matt Lunn
Bea Lurie and David Eichenthal
Donna Maddox
Rocco and Stefanie Mansueto
Claire McVay
Ms. Sarah G. Moore
Carol A. Mutter
Ashley and Nick Nichols
Margy Oehmig
Alicia and Eric Oliver
Kathy Patten
Mufti and John Phillips
Susan Pollock
Judy Powell
Lori Quillen
Michael and Lisa Revenig
Curt and Marty Robinson
Erika and Paul Roess
Morgen Rose
Sarah and Jeff Ross
Matt and Barbara Royal
Michelle Ruest
Leah Schulson
Michael Schulson
Keely Screws
Ms. Lynn Seeger
Virginia Anne and Hugh Sharber
Alison Shaw
Lavonda and Tim Shipley
Ellen Simak
Pris and Robert Siskin
Susu Smartt
BettyeLynn Smith
Jann and Gregg Sullivan
Mr. and Mrs. Chad Suttles
Courtney and William Valentine
Edna E. Varner
Bill and Katie Warren
Dana Waxler
Elaine and Sanford Winer

Anonymous (2)
Dennis Abbeduto
Sarah Clark Alonso
Valerie Arena
Holly Ashley
Pamela Ashmore, Ph.D.
Katie Brandao
Margaret M. Caldwell
Harriet Chipley
Jessica Cliche
April Cook and Drew Comer
Jan Cooper
Ann Coulter and Tom Trevor
Margha M. Davis
David and Kelley Elliott
Katherlyn Geter
Michael Grilo
Lynn Harding
Gena Hartman
Elaine and Jim Hill
Jennifer Holder
Buckner Hughes
Marian Kern
Darcy Knowles
Walter and Yolie Leinberger
Nicole Lewis
Katie McCallie
Hallie McFadden
Susan and Scott McGinness
Aisha McGriff
Phyllis and Jed Mescon
Patrick and Robbie Moore
Shannon B. Mowrer
Casey Murray
Emily O’Donnell
Diana Paniagua
Carolyn B. Pierce
Robin Posey
Louise A. Russell
Judith Sachsman
Chelsea Schachle
Judy M. Schwartz
Lisa Shivers
Stanley and Helen Smith
Niccole Thurman
Laura Willett

Amelia Allen
Owen Allen

Bev Burgess
Frances Bryant Bradburn and John T. Welch
Nina and Pat Brock
Lynn M. Hodge
Barbara Seals
Kathryn Thomasson

Yvonne Donovan
Dr. Sam and Dana Banks
Margaret M. Caldwell

Ruth Holmberg
Ann and Bill Aiken
Margaret and Ward Nelson
Lee and Cartter Patten
Margaret and James Thompson

Andra Jurist
Karen Ballotta and Bryan Garman
Susan R. Bernstein
Susan Blaustein and Alan Berlow
Mrs. Arthur Burns Jr. and Graham Burns
Ruzha and Clif Cleaveland
Michele Klein Fedyshin
The Freeman, Baaquie, and Dyer families
Barbara Jacobs
Nancy R. Jolley
Adele and Jay Kasmen
Sue and Alan Kirsch
Mitchell Klein
MJ and Howard Levine
Ekavali Mishra
Virginia Newmyer
Helen S. Pregulman
Beth Roberts
Helen Burns Sharp
Sue and Joel Sherman
Marc and Lisa Simon and the Simon Family
Cathy Sulzberger and Joe Perpich
Jon and Ali Zeljo

Ruth Vredeveld
Dotty Volz

Katie Barker
Susan Vandergriff

Monique Berke
Ellen and Ken Hays

Susan Brock
Gloria J. Miller

Rachel Brosius
Christina Brosius

Mr. Chuck Chitty
Rosemary Kittrell

Julie and Bruz Clark
Shelby and Carrington Montague

The Deakins Family
Elizabeth and Steven Forrester

Kathleen and Barney Evers
Jody and Harry Groves

Martha Evers
Jody and Harry Groves

Tracy and Stewart Evers
Jody and Harry Groves

Molly and Tony Fort
Jody and Harry Groves

Donna Fortenberry
Linda Snodgrass

Martha Mulvaney
Linda Snodgrass

Eric and Alicia Oliver
Howard and Ann Brown

Libby and Keith Perryman
Jody and Harry Groves

Jackie Rosenfeld
Geoffrey Liban

Rachel Schulson
Anne and Steve Young

The VanCleaves
Jody and Harry Groves


Error? Omission? Please contact info@astepaheadchattanooga.org

Gifts made after December 31, 2017 will be acknowledged in our 2018 Annual Report. This page will also be updated at that time. Thank you for your investment in women!


423-265-STEP (7837)
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