Patricia Coleman

Patricia Coleman serves as Program Leader of the Nutrition and Health Programs at the Northern Marianas College Cooperative Research, Extension, and Education Services (NMC CREES) where she leads research and extension projects that are the first-of-its-kind for the Northern Mariana Islands. Her work has provided valuable insights and information that have been used to guide programmatic and policy development in the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI). Under Patricia's leadership, the World Health Organization selected the Northern Mariana Islands from among 22 countries to receive the "2015-2017 Healthy Islands: Health-In-All Policies Award" for the project, "Children's Healthy Living Program: TASA Role Models". Patricia credits the award to the unrelenting teamwork and dedication of the diverse group of people involved with the project. Additionally, Patricia has served as a mentor to undergraduate students for the National Institutes of Health Short-Term Experience for Underrepresented Persons and the Child Health Assessment in the Pacific Fellowship. She also co-authored several scholarly publications. In 2016, she was selected as the Non-Instructional Faculty Member of the Year. Patricia obtained her bachelor's degree from Northern Marianas College and is in the final phase of a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has a certificate from the Johns Hopkins University Graduate Institute of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Patricia also serves the community in her roles as a Northern Mariana Islands Football Association Executive Committee Member and Vice- Chair of the NMI Non-Communicable Disease Alliance.

Other Participants of ELDP Pacific Class of 2019

Antonnette Odeurengul Merur
Cheryl-Ann Udui
Crystal Simanu
Erick Paul
Francyne Wase-Jacklick
Holden Nena
Isabela Silk
John Camacho Jr.
Katrina Hunkin-Seumanutafa
Laurence Edwards, II
Maybelline Andon-Bing
Michelle C. Atalig
Mitaro I. Simina
Pilivesburg Salanoa
Rodalyn May A. Gerardo
Roxalyn Kaminanga
Ryan Camacho
Shaun Suliol
Sherlyn Reynold
Sunny O. Ngirmang
TaAnn Kabua-Demapan
Vallynna Gippin
Wisney Nakayama

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