The Health Promotion and Wellness team at Granville Vance Public Health works with community stakeholders to create and manage sustainable programs geared towards improving health outcomes for individuals across Granville and Vance counties.  Our work is based on community identified needs, outlined in the Community Health Assessment and reported on annually in the State of the County Health reports.  Current community health priorities include:

  • Mental health and substance use
  • Youth well-being
  • Access to health care
  • Poverty
  • Health equity

The Health Promotion and Wellness team pursues grants and partnerships to address identified and emerging community health issues, through the implementation of evidence-based interventions, as well as policy, system and environmental changes.

For more information about services and resources available through the Health Education & Health Promotion team, please contact:

Kelsey Dickman, MPH
Health Promotion & Wellness Supervisor
919-693-2141 x236



The Team

Kelsey Dickman, MPH
Health Promotion & Wellness Supervisor

Jenna Amweg, CPH
Public Health Educator
WOW Coalition Coordinator

Shaq Davis, BSPH
Public Health Educator
WOW Community Faciliator

Ashton Johnson, MPH
Minority Diabetes Prevention Coordinator

Nakia Martin-Wright, BSPH, CHES
Teen PEP Coordinator

La’Shanda Person, BSW, MS
Innovative Approaches Coordinator
Teen PEP Supervisor

Shanté Speed, BSPH
Innovative Approaches Parent Advisory Facilitator
Teen PEP Co-Facilitator

Meredith Wester, BSW, MSW
Social Worker
Stepping Up Initiative



  • Innovative Approaches
  • Minority Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Opioid Overdose Prevention (Project VIBRANT)
  • Stepping Up
  • Teen PEP – Prevention Education Program
  • Triple P- Positive Parenting Program
  • Working on Wellness (WOW!) Coalition