A new staff member has joined our team!

Please welcome our newest regional coordinator, Michaela Penix! As the Eastern Regional Program Coordinator, Michaela provides preconception health education, training, and support in 29 counties in eastern North Carolina.

Michaela has served as a Public Health Educator in Cumberland County, specializing in maternal and child health and safety. While in Cumberland County, Michaela worked to help reduce infant mortality and unintentional injuries in children through her grant initiative, The Baby Store Project. This grant allowed pregnant and parenting women in Cumberland County to earn free and safe baby items by attending education classes and using maternity services offered through the Cumberland County Department of Public Health. Michaela has also been an active part of health research in Eastern North Carolina and served as an Instructor of Health at East Carolina University.

Michaela earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Methodist College and her Master's in Public Health with a concentration in Health Behavior and graduate minor in Women’s Studies from East Carolina University. Michaela also earned a graduate certificate in Ethnic and Rural Health Disparities from East Carolina University.

Michaela will be based in Raleigh and Greenville, and would be happy to provide trainings, presentations, or educational materials. Please feel free to contact her with your welcome message and request for service using her contact information below. Welcome Michaela!

Michaela Penix, Eastern Regional Coordinator

6504 Falls of the Neuse Rd.

Ste. 100

Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: (919) 424-2146

Email: mpenix@marchofdimes.org


Revised: January 5, 2015

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