Working Together to
Make a District a CommunitY
Read about the vital connections the Medical District Collaborative is making in our Annual Report.
The Chief Executive Officers and leaders of some of Memphis’ most significant healthcare and higher education institutions created a new nonprofit community development entity to direct the future of the Memphis Medical District. This entity is called the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC).
The MMDC is responsible for making the district more livable, economically prosperous, clean, and safe.
The Memphis Medical District is roughly defined as the area bordered by Poplar Avenue, I-40, Vance Avenue, Danny Thomas Boulevard, and is located between Downtown and Midtown.
The MMDC's Four Focus Areas
- Improving the Public Realm and Built Environment
- Coordinating Safety and Security
- Activating and Programming the District
- Facilitating Community Development
The MMDC focuses on four key areas: Improving the public realm and built environment, increasing safety and security, programming and marketing, and property development. The MMDC will also institute a series of programs to capture and reinvest some of the institutions' economic impact into future development and programmatic initiatives.
Who We Are
Program & Data Director
Program Manager, Real Estate
Program Associate Program Manager, Community Development
Larissa Redmond Thompson Vonesha Mitchell
Board of Directors
Dr. Kennard brown
Executive Vice-Chancellor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Dr. Betty Sue McGarvey
President, Baptist College of Health Sciences
Dr. Lewis Reich
President, Southern College of Optometry
Mr. Michael Ugwueke
CEO, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Mr. Richard Shadyac Jr.
President & CEO, ALSAC
Dr. Reginald Coopwood
President & CEO, Regional One Health
Dr. Tracy Hall
President, Southwest Tennessee Community College
Dr. Steve Bares
Executive Director, Memphis Bioworks Foundation
Mr. Pitt Hyde
Trustee, Hyde Family Foundations
Mr. Doug McGowen
COO, City of Memphis
Ms. Jennifer Oswalt
President, Downtown Memphis Commission
Mr. Scott Blake
President, Victorian Village Inc. Community Development Corporation
Mr. Mike Todd
President, Edge Neighborhood Association