Capri McDonald, MA
Early Care and School Health Specialist
Capri McDonald serves as the Early Care and School Health Specialist for the Health Systems Unit with the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch. Her primary role is to support Healthy Eating and Physical Activity strategies, with a focus on Early Childhood Education settings.
Capri received her undergraduate and graduate degree in Health Education and Promotion from East Carolina University. Her work has been centered on early childhood health and childhood systems capacity building; this includes working as the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Coordinator for North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Section, Children and Youth Branch and as a Child Care Health Consultant. Prior to joining North Carolina Division of Public Health, Capri served in various positions including, Child and Family Health Program Specialist with East Coast Migrant Head Start Project where she was responsible for the provision of Migrant Head Start health services; as well as a Health Education Specialist at a local county Health Department in which her focuses included breast health and nutrition and physical activity self-assessment for child care (NAP SACC).