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“This is such an exciting time in your life!”

I’ve heard this phrase many times when describing my current situation.  I’ve just graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with my Masters degrees in Social Work and Maternal and Child Health.  I’m finishing up my internship at the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health, and am in the process

Korana Durham leading change in Kentucky

What brought you to the organization and your current work?I have been in my current position as Project Manager for Following the Life Course with the Barren River District Health Department for about a year now, having relocated from Portland, Oregon to Bowling Green, Kentucky. I have been working in

Shinel and Renee are Making Change Happen in Durham

Renee Parks-Bryant, Health Education Specialist, Durham County Dept of Public HealthShinel M. Stephens, MSN/FNP-C, Student Health & Counseling Services, North Carolina Central UniversityTell us about your current work role.Renee: I have been working for 19 years in the area of maternal/child health at the Durham County Health Department.  I was originally

Leading Change In Florida – Jameela Afi-Leigh

I have been serving as Program Director in my current position for the Duval County Health Department’s Family Planning Program, for the past eight years. I was given an opportunity to come to the health department to work for a new community outreach program in Jacksonville, Florida, after working for

Joan Wightkin – Making Waves in Louisiana

What brought you to the organization and your current work?I have been in this position (Interpregnancy Care coordinator in the Birth Outcomes Initiative, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals) for almost 2 years. I had the fortunate opportunity to work with New Orleans area community health and social service agencies,

Kim Williams – Leading Change in New Orleans

What brought you to the organization and your current work?I have been working as the Director for Healthy Start New Orleans for 9 months and I think we are on the path to a healthy new baby! I have been working in maternal and child health with social marketing and

Run On

I was not athletic during the first few decades of my life. However, as I embraced my fourth decade I discovered that I love to run. It helps get rid of stress, gets me outside, gives me time to think and keeps me healthy. Over the past year, I've worked

Leadership in the Mississippi Delta – Arletha Howard

Pictured left to right are: Braxton Stowe, Quitman County High School, Adminstrator, Reverand Bernard Handy, Valley Queen Mississionary Baptist Church, Larry Stevenson, Quitman County Middle School, Coach/Teacher, Officer Terry Williams, Quitman County Sheriff Department, DeJuan Watts, Male Involvement, Tougaloo College/Delta HealthPartners Healthy Start, and seated Arletha Howard, Project Director, Tougaloo