Lynette Medley - M.ED
Founder/CEO No More Secrets MBS Inc.
CO Founder The SPOT Period
Nya McGlone- M.S
Chief Operating Officer No More Secrets MBS Inc.
CO Founder The SPOT Period
1 Organization, 2 Individuals
Distributed over 6 million products in 14 months and COUNTING every day
No More Secrets
Mind Body Spirit Inc.
Founded in 2012, No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. is a grassroots sexuality awareness and consultative organization. Our focus is to reduce high risk behaviors in vulnerable populations through the development and implementation of sustainable programming and polices.
OUR MISSION at No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. is:
To decrease uterine care and menstrual health disparities in underserved communities through the eradication of societal stigmas and propagation of resources and scientifically based information.
We are committed to providing a realistic and relational approach to comprehensive wellness of the mind, body and spirit. No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc. intentionally dismantles the myths, stigmas and misconceptions ingrained in our communities. Our services are designed to elicit open communication, promote honest discussions and provide real life solutions.
No More Secrets Mind Body Spirt Inc. independently created the only feminine hygiene bank in the Pa. NJ and DE. Tristate area and only door to door personal feminine hygiene delivery service in the nation to persons in our direct area in addition to shipping nationwide. We independently deliver a 3-month supply of feminine hygiene products to the doorsteps of persons living in poverty or suffering from economic hardships, servicing approximately 250 individuals by distributing over 38,000 products weekly. In 2020No More Secrets hand delivered over 1.8 million menstrual products to those in need. Through the development of our Period or Not Respect the Dot and #BlackGirlsBleed End Period Poverty campaigns, we have successfully been able to provide free menstrual health resources, education, and advocacy for vulnerable populations.
The SPOT Period
On February 20th, 2021, No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc., proudly opened the nation's first menstrual hub, "The SPOT Period", located in Germantown Philadelphia, PA. all through crowd funding efforts, to provide a safe space for marginalized women and girls.
“SPOT” (representing Safety, Programming, Optimal Transformation) functions as a safe welcoming space providing acceptance, understanding, education, period care, menstrual hygiene resources and aids the community at reaching its full potential. At its core, the SPOT Period also provides access to clean water and operable toilets for women and girls that do not have reliable access to these basic amenities. The 2,500 square foot space is equipped with offices, a reception area, computer room, storage space for menstrual supplies and a "Breonna Taylor" Safe room, graciously sponsored by Diva Cares International Inc. in addition to supplying a monthly donation of 200 Diva Menstrual cups. The goal of the Breonna Taylor room is to create a space to escape the dangers of the world experienced by so many marginalized women and girls. This room provides comfort and acceptance so persons can show their vulnerability, allowing for authentic conversations and open-flow information sharing, being the epicenter of educational seminars and panel discussions around normalizing menstrual cycles, health and hygiene, uterine care, proper usage of sustainable options and healthcare resources. This is pivotal to reducing health disparities in communities and decreasing the recidivism of maladaptive behaviors.
Dr. Shawana S. Moore
DNP, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC
Associate Professor, Clinical Track
DNP Program Director
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Dr. Shawana S. Moore is a nationally recognized, board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner who specializes in providing women’s and gender-related care throughout the lifespan. She is the Chair of the National Association of Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health. Shawana served as the Director of the Women’s Health- Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Program at Jefferson College of Nursing from 2014-2022. She was instrumental in redesigning curriculum, increasing first-time certification pass rates, and increasing student enrollment in the women’s health track during her time at Jefferson. She is an Associate Professor, Clinical Track and the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University. In her role at Emory, Dr. Moore is preparing DNP graduates to lead system level change, and implement and translate existing knowledge, evidence, and data to
Dr. Allison R. Casola
PhD, MPH, MCHES
Senior Research Investigator, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Casola is a Senior Research Investigator in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. As a social-reproductive epidemiologist, Dr. Casola’s scholarly interests surround sexual and reproductive health, women’s health and wellness, and community health. Her specific research focuses on communication norms and attitudes towards menstrual health and hygiene using community-based participatory research. Dr. Casola is also a longstanding leader and member of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Dr. Casola earned a PhD in Epidemiology from Temple University, a Master of Public Health degree from West Chester University, and is a Master-Level Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).
Dr. Emily E. Bollinger
Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Dr. Emily E. Bollinger graduated from Bucknell University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology. She completed her Medical Doctorate at Thomas Jefferson University in 2020 and is now completing her residency at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Emergency Medicine. Originally from Newark, Delaware, Emily has resided in Philadelphia for the last five years. In addition to her love for Emergency Medicine, Emily has a passion for Women's Health, specifically in regards to ensuring access to care.
Growing up in the tough streets of Philadelphia, Crystal Veney-Thomas found herself a victim of her environment. With addiction all around; Thomas took on a woman role much earlier in life than she anticipated. Statistics continued as Thomas dropped out of school in the 8th grade.
Shortly after she became a teenage mother. Accepting her now role, Thomas got comfortable with the system. With a change of events; Thomas stated to want more. Thomas dropped that victim role and become the victor breaking generational curses within her family.
Thomas now has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Human Services, and is working towards her Master's. Thomas has 2 amazing sons whom she loves dearly and 2 precious grandchildren.
Thomas mission is to inspire and assist women recovering from drugs and alcohol through her non profit organization: Diane's Way.
Thomas is in the process of opening Diane's Way Recovery House which will provide safe and affordable housing for women overcoming addiction.
Lauren Barbara Wilkerson
Greetings! My name is Lauren Barbara Wilkerson, a senior nursing student, hailing from the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection, Philadelphia, PA. Inspiring to be a nursing practitioner focusing on neonatology/labor and delivery and midwife to help end the health disparities the black community experiences when it comes to maternal and fetal death. Being a nurse practitioner will allow me to help patients with health-related issues related to menstrual cycles, vaginal health, pregnancy even to patients dealing with menopause, and everything in between. To mold me into a great labor and delivery nurse practitioner and advocate for my community I have worked at the first menstrual supply hub in the nation, The SPOT Period! That has allowed me to be the Student Founder and President of The Periodt Menstrual Supply Hub on Lincoln University’s Campus. Periodt is the first menstrual supply hub to be on an HBCU campus and to be sponsored by the SPOT Period. To conclude, I am a well-rounded nursing student that is involved in multiple organizations on and off-campus and holds multiple leadership positions such as Miss Orange and Blue, LU Woman of the Month, Flute section leader for Marching, and symphonic bands at Lincoln, Community Advisory Board Member for the SPOT Period, and many more!
Daivon Gunter is a Senior Nursing student at Lincoln University of PA. He is from Bridgeton, New Jersey. Daivon is the King of the first menstrual supply hub on an HBCU campus and loves to be a part of the conversation to help end the stigma of period poverty.