Kendrick D. Kemp is the DiabetesSmart and Communications Specialist for the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch where his dual role is to work with Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Programs as well as to assist in the development of program written materials, the maintenance and publishing of internet and social media, and the production and placement of print advertisements and video. He has worked in communications, public relations, marketing and program development for more than 25 years. He studied business administration at Central State University and Baker College and studied business and public administration at the University of Michigan-Flint. In 2004, he earned a Master of Educational Leadership degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and a license in K-12 Administration. He has completed the Center for Disease Control’s Physical Activity and Public Health Practitioner’s Course at the University of South Carolina and the Eastern Area Health Education Center’s A-Z Diabetes Educator Boot Camp at East Carolina University. Prior to joining the North Carolina Division of Public Health, he has served in executive leadership and marketing management with the Saginaw Promise and the National Center for Community Education.