Tish Singletary has over 20 years of experience managing and coordinating health initiative projects and programs for the private and public sectors including the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, Duke University, the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund, and the NC Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Public Health Chronic Disease and Injury Section and the NC Office of Rural Health. Most recently she led the process to determine recommendations the NC Community Health Worker (CHW) Stakeholder initiative to create a sustainable infrastructure for NC CHWs that address workforce development, professional identity, and training and certification. Her career path has provided her the opportunity to glean a wealth of knowledge about health systems, health care technology, population health, community organizations, community context (political and social influences), the social determinants of health, the changing healthcare landscape, and knowledge of current CHW policies at both the state and national levels. She is a member the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) and serves on the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Community Advisory Board at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Tish is a graduate of the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and a proud mother of a North Carolina State University sophomore, spouse to a North Carolina State graduate, and mom to a dog who could care less!