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Job Bank Committee Chair

Kiameesha Evans, MPH, MCHES
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NJSOPHE history: 

Bio: Kiameesha (Kim) Evans is a Specialist Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education, School of Nursing and Health Studies at Monmouth University. Prior to her arrival to Monmouth University in Fall 2016, Kiameesha spent more than 15 years in the non-profit sector and consulting world, developing partnerships and educational programs in maternal/child health, HIV/AIDS, chronic disease, and environmental and social justice.

Kiameesha has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Public Health degree in Health Education and Behavioral Science from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Public Health (UMDNJ-SPH), and is a doctoral candidate in Health Education and Behavioral Science at Rutgers School of Public Health. She has held the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential since 1998 and obtained the Master CHES credential in 2011. Kim’s research interests include health disparities, coalition building/community engagement, health literacy, and the use of social media and emerging technologies to advance health education. Her dissertation research is exploring the social, cultural, and economic factors that influence parental decision making related to HPV vaccination among adolescent black males.

Kim’s current community service endeavors include a host of committees and coalitions, notably: Job Bank Co-Chair for the New Jersey Society for Public Health Education (NJSOPHE); Raritan Bay YMCA Togetherhood Community Service Program; and membership in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

On a personal note, Kiameesha is the proud Mom of a beautiful daughter and enjoys spending her ‘free’ time spoiling her with her husband, Michael, an extraordinary illustrator/graphic designer.

Laurie Herrick, MPH, CHES

NJSOPHE History: Laurie joined NJSOPHE in 2021.She currently assists with the Job Bank Committee and is excited to become involved in NJSOPHE. Laurie received the Anna Skiff Memorial Scholarship Award in 2022.

Bio: Laurie received her BS in Public Health and her MPH (with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences) from Rutgers University. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist. She is a passionate health educator with a focus on substance misuse prevention, chronic disease and mental health. She currently works for Middlesex County as a health educator and the Regional Chronic Disease Coalition Coordinator for Middlesex and Union Counties. 

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