Larita Webb, MPH, PhD

webb-headshotLarita Webb Taylor is the founder and owner of Webbmark Greetings, which encompasses a greeting card business and health promotion company. At Webbmark Enterprises, is a lifestyle coach and Master Trainer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Diabetes Prevention Program.  As a lifestyle coach, Larita has focused on delivering the National Diabetes Prevention Program in private and public worksites. In the past she has served as a health coach and worksite program manager for the CDC's National Healthy Worksite program.  She loves to inspire people to be their best, and is passionate about health promotion.


Currently, Larita is a doctoral candidate in the Social and Behavioral Sciences program at the University of Memphis School of Public Health, where she conducts research addressing health behaviors that contribute to health disparities, including tobacco use, substance abuse, breastfeeding, and stress management.  She has published several scholarly articles on these topics. She earned her BA in Psychology from Vanderbilt University in 2003, Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2004, and Masters of Public Health from the University of Memphis in 2009.  She received additional training as a youth specialist from both the Urban Youth Initiative and Every Nation School of Campus Ministry, while working as the Program Director and lead health educator at the Youth Life Learning Center.  She is a licensed minister and a member of a number of national and local health organizations.  She lives in Memphis, TN with her husband Delano Taylor, and they are awaiting the arrival of their first child.


Kristy Merritt RN BSN CDE


Way to go!

Memphis needs GREAT people like you to step up and step out.

Thank you for representing our communithy well!

August 28, 2014, 10:10 PM
Patty Farias-Sanchez

Hi Larita,

I am so happy for you. I hope all is well. I am still at VHM.

Take care,


September 10, 2014, 12:43 PM
Angela Ford

Greetings Larita:

You have a lot of great stuff going on!

The Black Women's Health Imperative will begin working in Tennessee during Year 3 and I would love to introduce you to our partner based in Jackson.

Please let me know how to connect with you:

Angela Ford - I was in your May 2014 class.

September 18, 2014, 9:41 AM
Charita Boseman

Congrats fellow University of Memphis Tiger!

What an inspiration! I look forward to hearing more about Webbmark Greetings!

Congrats on your first baby and finishing up your doctoral program!

October 20, 2014, 9:50 AM
seneca bock

Major kudos Larita!

We truly appreciate your dedication and service. The ladies in Virginia send you love, and blessings.


November 20, 2014, 1:34 PM
Larita Webb Taylor

Thank you Kristy, Patty, Angela, Charita, and Seneca. Im proud to serve this community!

January 27, 2015, 3:44 AM
Mary Cay Oyler

Love seeing you on CommonGround Larita!

Have not been on site for some time and when I sign on who do I see but the smiling beautiful face of my friend! You deserve to be highlighted as you are a great Master Trainer for DPP! Need to update now since you have finished your doctorate....Congratulations Larita!

July 8, 2015, 9:48 AM
Sarah Bignotti

I am so inspired by you! I too, would love to provide the National DPP to private and public worksites in the Atlanta area and would love to discuss further with you but not sure what is the best way to get in touch. Please let me know and congratulations on all your accomplishments!!

March 15, 2017, 12:45 PM
Larita Webb Taylor

Sarah Bignotti,

Thank you for the compliment. Feel free to email me at

March 15, 2017, 4:16 PM
Catherine Genthner

Congratulations on all of your accomplishments, Larita! I am new to this "community" of lifestyle coaches, and new to private practice. Continued blessings to you and your husband and families as you await the birth of your first child! What wonderful news for all of you!

March 31, 2017, 3:30 PM
Jaquetta Graham

I really want to extend my Thank You Again For A well done job on April 24-25th on Columbia. You did an awesome Job We learned so much

May 24, 2018, 11:45 AM
DTTAC Emory University

January 25, 2017


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