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Shontelle Dixon, MPH, CHES

Shontelle DixonElected Member

Shontelle Dixon, MPH, CHES® is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Biology from Baker University in Baldwin City, KS. She graduated with a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion Sciences from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

Shontelle is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credentialed since 2012. She has 14 years of experience in various public health roles within local government, non-profits, and the Federal Government with her expertise being health education and program management within reproductive and women’s health.

Shontelle also has National Board Service experience serving in leadership roles with The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) from 2016-2020. During her term she served on the marketing committee, and as co-coordinator, and then coordinator of the Division Board of Professional Development, and on the Board of Commissioners.

At the American Public Health Association (APHA) she served on the Education Board from 2017-2022. During her term she has served as Co-chair and then chair of the Learning Institute Committee, Co-chair and then chair of the Education Board, Co-chair of the Joint Policy Committee, and Ex-Officio member of the Executive Board. Shontelle currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC.

In 2018, Shontelle was featured on the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) website as one of their Faces of Public Health Education. Shontelle currently lives in the DC area and works as a Project Officer for the Health Resources and Services Administration in the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the Healthy Start and Perinatal Services Program. Shontelle’s public health highlights of her career has been developing two sustainable programs: a Type 2 diabetes support and education group and a HBCU women’s program teaching reproductive justice and women’s health and rights advocacy.