Tish Singletary, MA is the Branch Head for CCCPH. She has over 20 years of experience leading, 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, 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 of the NC Community Health Worker (CHW) Stakeholder initiative to create a sustainable infrastructure for NC CHWs that address workforce development, professional identity, 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. She is the proud mother of one daughter a graduate of North Carolina State University (Class of 2022), who is currently pursuing her graduate degree at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Tish has one fur baby and a spouse who is also an NC State graduate. Tish received her BA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her MA from Liberty University School of Behavioral Sciences.