Calenthia Dowdy, PhD

Faith Initiatives

Director of Faith Initiatives

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella


Rev. Dr. Calenthia S. Dowdy (she/her) is Director of Faith Initiatives at FIGHT. Her roles include education, outreach, networking, and spiritual counseling. Dr. Dowdy teaches a community course aimed at interfaith leaders called Faithful TEACH with the goal of eradicating stigma and misinformation about HIV. Dowdy is also an academic and has held roles as a college professor and chaplain, a youth pastor, and facilitator for racial justice workshops. Her Ph.D. is in cultural anthropology from the American University, and other degrees were earned from Temple, UPENN, and Westminster seminary. Other honors include completing the International Inside-Out Prison Education Training program, a 2016 Women’s Way Powerful Voice awardee, and a recipient of the 2020 Red Ribbon Awards from the Penn Center for AIDS Research.

Jen Wright

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Jen Wright

Jen Wright is the Administrative Director of the Community COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Team. Under their leadership, the team has tested over 16,000 people and supplied more than 4000 vaccines throughout Philadelphia.

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Dr. Jeffery Eugene

Dr JJeffery Eugene

Jeffrey is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. His clinical expertise is in adolescent and young adult primary care, gender affirming medical care, sexual and reproductive health, medical care for youth living with HIV, and eating disorders.

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