Updated September 27, 2021
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.
Jan 05, 2022Jason
American Public Education, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Graduate School USA (“GSUSA”), effective January 1, 2022. GSUSA is a leading training provider to the federal workforce, with an extensive portfolio of government agency...Read More
Sixty-One American Samoa Government Ethics Officers Complete PITI-VITI’s Ethical Decision-Making Workshop
Apr 01, 2022Ciara
On March 21 and March 28, 2022, sixty-one American Samoa government ethics officers, representing the designated ethics officials for American Samoa Government (ASG) departments, took part in a government-wide training initiative delivered by the Pacific & Virgin Islands Training Initiatives...Read More
Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Meets Virtually to Discuss Vital Regional Finance Issues
Mar 29, 2022Monique
The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) has successfully supported the Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) to complete its annual winter conference. On March 24, 2022, sixty government finance officers and officials from US insular governments convened for...Read More
Mar 14, 2022Monique
The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), congratulates the twenty-three new Pacific Islands graduates who successfully completed the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). A virtual commencement honoring current and future leaders in public...Read More
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.