With an early focus on chemistry, Roshun Austin initially expected to go into a career in healthcare or natural sciences. When she discovered her passion for anthropology, however, she realized she could combine data-driven methods with a sociological perspective to have an even broader impact on the wellbeing of her community. Roshun’s passion for service makes her one of the most in-demand board members in Memphis’s philanthropic community, in addition to her full-time leadership as the President and CEO of The Works CDC.
In light of recent COVID-19 developments across Tennessee, we are taking precautions and following the guidance of our local public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control. The health and safety of our staff, partners and neighbors are our primary concern.
We have taken the following measures to ensure business continuity to serve our customers and operate without disruption while protecting health and safety.
- Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, the staff moved to a mostly remote strategy.
- We have routed the voicemail to an email inbox which we are checking hourly. We will remain available to our customers by checking voicemail messages to respond to emergency situations.
- We are maintaining an active dialogue our customers and partners.
- Construction projects will continue until contractors or public health officials say otherwise.
- The Grocer at SMFM is still operating daily from 10:00am-6:00pm.
- Cooking Matters classes have been postponed until we know more.
- We have postponed all large in-person meetings, gatherings and events.
Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Please know that I am closely monitoring the developments of this coronavirus. And I am evaluating additional measures to support our customers and communities and will keep you updated as needed. For real time updates about the Coronavirus Disease 2019, known as COVID-19, please visit www.shelbytnhealth.com.
Wishing you and your family and neighbors the best health.