Goal and Activity Leads 1




Ann Marie Coleman
Anne-Marie Coleman, PhD 
Education and Training Activity Co-Lead
Dr. Coleman serves as a Policy Analyst for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Tobacco Control Program and all efforts related to the Preventing Youth Tobacco Initiation goal area. Dr. Coleman serves on the Quality Improvement Council for DPH; to ensure quality measures are intergraded in all operations. She volunteers as an official accreditation site visitor for the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) with tribal, state, local, and territorial health departments, to ensure health departments across the country are meeting PHAB’s standards of performance, service and operations.
“I love working with communities to adopt Policy, Systems, and Environmental changes to create sustainable changes in all communities eliminating health disparities for all.”
Latresh Davenport
Latresh Davenport, MPH
Membership Chair
Latresh is the SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator at the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services. She has held various roles in nutrition education and obesity prevention at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the Georgia Coalition for Physical Activity and Nutrition, and the DeKalb County Board of Health. “A portion of my work supports nutrition education, however public health practitioners can broaden the focus of this conversation to include environment and policy changes to ensure that the healthy choice is the easy choice.”
Tamara Mason
Tamara Mason, MPH, CHES
Education and Training Activity Co-Lead

Tamara is an Emory University Rollins School of Public Health employee and serves as Project Director of the Avon Foundation Community Education and Outreach Initiative.  In this role, she is responsible for the daily management and implementation of a breast cancer education and outreach program for under-served women in the Atlanta area. “I believe that health education which incorporates information with skill building can facilitate community members leading a healthier lifestyle.  People need knowledge and skills to make positive behavior change in their lives.”
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Marsha L. Marshall
, PhD, MPH
Partnership Activity Lead
Community Fellow, Urban Health Initiative Emory University
As a public health professional in a metropolitan area with the largest income inequalities and health disparities, I feel a great responsibility to educate and empower communities to take charge of their health. Promoting health education through outreach and collaboration among stakeholders is a key factor in addressing health disparities in our communities.