Public Health Program Manager dedicated to promoting community health through prevention and educational outreach. Effective mentor and natural leader focused on fostering a positive and collaborative organizational culture.
Client and community outreach
Project design and development
Health Promotion Specialist, 03/2014 to 05/2016 Peace Corps – Khorixas, Namibia (Africa)
Educated 20 clients each week on the prevention and treatment of HIV and other STDs.
Designed educational materials used to inform policymakers and community stakeholders.
Led presentations at media events on program successes and progress.
Coordinated work groups and outreach activities.
Drafted and edited correspondence and prepared meeting materials.
Spearheaded a program to promote the healthy development of children with a focus on nutrition.
Assessed and responded to individual and community health education needs.
Educated community members about environmentally-related health issues.
Patient Resource Specialist, 07/2013 to 02/2014 American Cancer Society – Austin, Texas USA
Assisted patients complete treatment protocol by removing barriers to care and connecting to appropriate transportation, lodging and other resources.
Researched and coordinate programs to patients, caregivers, and families by utilizing American Cancer Society resources and other approved local/national cancer-related resources.
Provided timely and professional service to all internal and external customers/constituents including patients, survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, volunteers, and field staff partners
Volunteer and Community Engagement Inter, 01/2013 to 04/2013 Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services – Austin, Texas USA
Implemented an exercise and nutrition class at an adult day facility
Assisted with evidence-based research for Texercise, a statewide exercise program tailored for older persons
Enhanced the development of existing programs
Reviewed and edited Texercise website
Bachelor of Science: Community Health, 2013 Texas A&M University - College Station
Public Health coursework: Human Diseases, Drugs and Society, Global Health, Human Sexuality, Health Education Methodology, Health Program Evaluation, Community Health, and Grant Writing
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Successfully passed a competency-based examination demonstrating skill and knowledge of the Seven Areas of Responsibility of Health Education Specialist and is committed to continued professional development.