Welcome to New Partners

From January 2022 – April 2022, we welcomed nine new partners to the Eat Smart, Move More NC movement! New partners join the movement simply by completing the Partner Information Form on the Eat Smart, Move More NC website. We are always excited to welcome new partners, so please help us spread the word. Many thanks to our new partners for providing the information below when they completed the Partner Information Form earlier this year.

Melissa Haynes is a health educator with the Wilson County Health Department. As a health educator, Melissa is out in the community talking about all things health and wellness.

Agawanda Hickman is in Mint Hill (Mecklenburg County) and is the owner of Reduce U, PLLC. As a medical consultant/Advanced Practice Nurse, Agawanda frequently provides education on the risks of overweight, obesity and morbid obesity as well as strategies to change behavior.

Rosaana Hudson is a community healthcare worker with Novant Health in Charlotte (Mecklenburg County). Rosaana works with the community to help them advocate for themselves to be and stay healthy.

Treva Johnson is a Coordinated School Health Specialist with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS). Treva collaborates, coordinates, and is a liaison with multiple CMS departments, school-based staff, community organizations, service providers and the Mecklenburg County Health Department to support district-wide initiatives and ongoing activities that involve school health and related areas.

Lorraine Kimble is in Raleigh (Wake County). She is a Master Health Education Specialist and is also the author of the book The Heart Health Guide for Women.

Tiffany Reuss is a Dietetic Intern in New Bern (Craven County). As an intern and future Registered Dietitian, Tiffany communicates messages of healthy eating, exercise, and mental health/positive body image into any appropriate interactions and through social media accounts as well.

Cynthia Rivenbark is an Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Nutrition Educator with NC Cooperative Extension in Burgaw (Pender County). Cynthia teaches youth and families the importance of eating and staying healthy through diet and exercise.

Bonnie Sanchez is a Registered Dietitian in the Wilmington area (New Hanover County) with An Apple A Day, LLC. Bonnie is working with a rural family practice to begin a diabetes prevention program and help with a weight loss program.

Karin Szymanski is in Fuquay Varina (Wake County) and is the NC Engagement Manager for Benefits Data Trust (BDT). BDT links people to services, ensuring that they are connected to the benefits for which they are eligible. In NC, BDT works as a SNAP Outreach Partner and also works with NCCARE360 and Unite Us.

Submitted by Jenni Albright