NHEW 2021: How to Promote your Health Education Skills for Careers in the Field

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Recorded On: 10/19/2021

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In partnership with The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) these presenters have been highlighted to provide a wide range of information and guidance, highlighting various careers for health education specialists.  

These effective strategies for marketing participants’ skills for jobs in the field will help you share your skills and competencies, expand your applicable job opportunities and engage in networking to maximize your breadth of experience, whether early or later in your career journey. Specifically, panelists will provide ways that participants can promote their value as health education specialists, training, and skills in ways that differentiate them from job candidates with varying backgrounds. In addition, panelists will discuss job roles, career-building resources, and participate in an active Q&A with participants. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe how health education specialists in various settings promote their value, training, and skills for career opportunities in the field while involving the health education process in meaningful ways. (8.4.1)


LaTonya Bynum, MPH, CHES, and CEO of U.R.A Resource Center, LLC

Stephanie Hunter, M.Ed 

Monica Lathan-Dye, DrPH, CHES®

Kyle Elliot, MPA, CHES® MPA, Career & Interview Coach, Job Search Expert at caffeinatedkyle.com

Ellen Robertson (Moderator)

Ellen Robertson, PhD, MCHES®

University of Alabama

Dr. Ellen Robertson is the APCP Project Director with the VitAL Initiative in the School of Social Work at The University of Alabama.  VitAL is committed to improving the wellness of Alabamians through training, education, service, implementation, research, evaluation, and community engagement.  Ellen holds a Ph.D. from The University of Alabama in Health Education and Health Promotion.  She came to The University of Alabama after seven years as a faculty member at Ball State University.  At Ball State she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in Health Science and led the instructional design of many distance education courses.  Before joining the Ball State faculty, she was the Health Promotion Manager at Columbus Air Force Base in Columbus, MS.  In this role, she assessed needs, planned, implemented, and evaluated evidence-based programs and services aimed at the health improvement and disease prevention of active duty members and their families. 

Monica Lathan-Dye, DrPH, CHES®

Chief Executive Officer

Think & Imagine, Inc.

Monica Lathan-Dye is the Chief Executive Officer for Think & Imagine, Inc., an organization inspiring art, science, and innovation. She also serves as an Operations Research Analyst at the Food and Drug Administration building systems and processes to improve drug safety. Previously she worked at 2M Research Services where she served as a Director and Senior Evaluation Team Lead spearheading efforts to provide technical expert panel support and assess the impact of select federal programs. She also has served as a volunteer training community health care workers to meet the palliative care needs of family members impacted by loved ones dying of COVID-19. 

Monica has over 25 years of public health experience and more than a decade of federal service in ASPR, HRSA, and NIH leading comprehensive data, evaluation, quality improvement, coalition building, and modernization initiatives. Her background also included serving as the scientific and policy liaison for the American Public Health Association and as a field epidemiologist in infectious diseases. She earned a Doctorate of Public Health from Morgan State University and has been a Certified Health Education Specialist for nearly 15 years. She is also a graduated Excellence in Government Fellow and DHHS Primary Health Care Policy Fellow. She also serves on NCHEC's Division Board for Professional Development.

In her leisure, Monica enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and the arts.

Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES®

Career & Interview Coach, Job Search Expert

Kyle Elliott Consulting

Kyle Elliott is an career coach and consultant who works as a high tech career coach and mental health advocate. As a professional speaker,  Kyle regularly presents to Fortune 100/500 companies, hyper-growth startups, and universities on professional development, personal branding, and mental health in the workplace.

With a background in health education and counseling Kyle is passionate about behavior change (holding a Bachelor of Science in Health Education) and helping people slice through their limiting beliefs (Kyle completed graduate-level courses in counseling and multicultural human relations).  Kyle Elliott also has a Master of Public Administration (MPA).

In their spare time Kyle is a daily Starbucks drinker since sixth grade (yep!) and a Disneyland Annual Passholder. Splash Mountain is their favorite ride.

LaTonya Bynum, MPH, CHES®, CEO


U.R.A. Resource Center, LLC

LaTonya Bynum holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Education with a concentration in Community Health and Spanish and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with an emphasis in Health Policy and Management. Bynum is a CHES certificate holder and is preparing for the MCHES exam this coming Fall 2021. In 2017, Bynum founded U.R.A. Resource Center, LLC, a public health consulting firm specializing in writing, public speaking, and research. The firm has over 40+ programs tailored for public health students, new graduates and professionals. 

For more details, visit her online at www.latonyabynum.com 

​Stephanie Hunter


Stephanie Hunter, M.Ed is a learning and development professional with experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. She is passionate about strengthening the skills of people working in health and wellness fields, as evidenced by the 1500 health coaches she trained in 2020. She loves to adapt her knowledge and abilities to a variety of specialties including school nutrition, SNAP outreach, youth mentoring, and health coaching. Stephanie is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), and a Love of Learning Award recipient. A Pennsylvania native, Stephanie currently resides in Arlington, VA with her husband and two cats. Speaker 3 - Kyle Elliot Bio: CaffeinatedKyle.com 


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