Gladys Brown Jones Turnbough

Gladys Brown Jones Turnbough of Aurora, Colorado, is the mother of three sons, two of whom served during Desert Storm—one as a Marine and one in the Army. She is also a grandmother to one granddaughter.

Ms. Brown Jones Turnbough holds a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. Ms. Brown Jones Turnbough also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in pre- law studies from University of Colorado Denver and an associate degree as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist from the Community College of Denver where she specialized in mammography

Additionally, Ms. Brown Jones Turnbough is a member of Colorado Black Women for Political Action (CBWPA) and the Founder and Project Director of Arts & Wellness, an organization that focuses on providing funding for pap screenings to women who are un- or under-insured and educating on the importance of HPV vaccination. She also serves as the Secretary of the Kwanzaa Committee of Denver, the Coordinator of Zion Senior Center Kwanzaa Luncheon, a member of the Colorado Cancer Coalition, HPV Task Force, Colorado Breast and Cervical Cancer Advisory Board, Member National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and a member of the Alliance for HPV Free Colorado. Ms. Brown Jones Turnbough is an ordained minister at the Heritage Christian Center.

Favorite Movie/Book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Personal Hero: Tina Turner

Hometown Fun Fact: Queen of the Thespian Society Kemp High School, Bryan TX. “GO BEARS”

Favorite Thing to Do in Colorado: Nature walks, Bar B Que cook outs get together with family & friends

Why Vaccinate: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Vaccination is the first line of defense for disease prevention.