Ex-Officio Member, Education Board Chair
Appointed: October 2020
Term Ending: October 2021
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 2010 and graduated with a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion Sciences from The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2012. She has 8 years of experience in various public health roles which include working in sexual and reproductive health, health education, was an adjunct biology professor, and diabetes and nutrition education. She has public health experience in non-profits, academia, and local and Federal Government. Shontelle holds leadership positions on several national professional organization boards. She currently serves as Chair of the Directors Board of Professional Development and the Board of Commissioners for The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC) and serves as the Chair of the Education Board for the American Public Health Association (APHA). In the DC Metropolitan area, she serves on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington. 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 Washington, DC Metro area and works for the Food and Drug Administration as a Regulatory Health Project Manager in the Center for Tobacco Products. In her free time Shontelle enjoys yoga, hiking, painting, trying new food and cooking, movies, hanging with friends, and mentoring young women.