Welcome, Lolita Smith-Moore!
Komen NCTC Welcomes Community Health Program Manager
“We are thrilled to have Lolita on board. She brings a fresh perspective and approach to community health education and program delivery,” said Pam Kohl, executive director at Komen NCTC. “Her strength in building local partnerships will not only benefit our team, but also the local communities we support across our 29-county service area.”
In the role of Community Health Program Manager, Lolita will oversee the Komen NCTC’s community health and funding programs, elevate breast health issues within the Affiliate service area, and build relationships with and among community organizations supporting those impacted by breast cancer. She will also direct and evaluate the impact and efficacy of existing mission-related Affiliate programs, as well as all other Komen funded programs and recommend models for future mission delivery. In addition, she will coordinate the Affiliate’s outreach volunteer program and represent Komen NCTC at various community events and programs.
“I am truly looking forward to driving the Affiliate’s mission through partnerships and collaborations, managing the Community Health Grant Program, and working alongside staff and volunteers to expand breast health programs and outreach in the communities across our 29-county service area,” shared Lolita.
Prior to her new role at Komen, Lolita served as the MIECHV Intake/Community Development Specialist with the NC Division of Public Health, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program which provides funding for evidence-based, home visiting models for pregnant women and families with young children in efforts to improve child health and development, pregnancy outcomes, and parenting skills. She provided training and technical assistance to MIECHV funded programs, developed and deployed a web-based home visiting system, and facilitated networking opportunities to improve efficiencies across programs.
A public health professional with over 12 years of experience, Lolita has held positions with the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation, Bertie County Rural Health Association, and the Northeastern North Carolina Partnership for Public health. She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Studies with a concentration in Community Health in 2007 and, a Master of Arts in Health Education and Promotion in 2011, both from East Carolina University.
Additionally, Lolita teaches Personal Health and Wellness at North Carolina Central University and serves on the conference planning teams of both the North Carolina Sexual Health Conference and the North Carolina Society for Public Health. In her free time, Lolita enjoys spending time with her family, visiting her family and friends in Beaufort County, baking, writing lesson plans, and volunteering.
“I am excited to be a part of the Komen NCTC,” said Lolita, whose first day with the Affiliate was April 1, 2019.