Jamie Cousins, MPA
Catalyst for Healthy Eating and Active Living Program Manager
Phone: (919) 707-5241
Jamie Cousins is the Program Manager for the Catalyst for Healthy Eating and Active Living and is responsible for project planning, implementation and evaluation. She leads a team of Catalyst Coordinators in Beaufort, Burke, Cleveland, Edgecombe, Halifax, McDowell, Nash and Rockingham counties, who foster collaboration and strengthen community engagement to increase healthy eating and active living. Cousins collaborates with NCDPH staff and other partners to support efforts in the Catalyst counties. She joined NCDPH in 2008 and has coordinated efforts including NC’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant supporting community change in Appalachian District and Pitt County and the NC Childhood Obesity Prevention Demonstration Project.
Cousins came to North Carolina from Atlanta where she completed the Presidential Management Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and then stayed on to work in children’s health. Prior, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Russia where she taught English and secured community grants. Jamie received her Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Sociology. She lives in Raleigh with her family and enjoys running, kayaking, playing games, and time with family and friends.