Biography

M.B.A. with certificate in Healthcare Management, Fayetteville State University
B.S., Health Education and Promotion, East Carolina University
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Certified Health and Wellness Coach through Real Balance, LLC (CHWC)
Trainer of Educators, Making Proud Choices (TOE)

Ta-Kisha Jones attended East Carolina University as an undergraduate, where she was a residential advisor and student liaison for the Center for Family Violence Prevention for two years and an active peer educator in Healthy P.I.R.A.T.E.S. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in health education and promotion, with a concentration in community health. She trained educators and students across the state of North Carolina in the Making Proud Choices curriculum.

Jones began her career as a student health intern for Community Health Programs for Vidant Health in Greenville, North Carolina, and transitioned to the Wayne County Health Department, where she served as the Wayne County minority health program volunteer for two years. Prior to IUPUI, she served as the health education specialist for program management at Wayne County Health Department, where she managed the adolescent health program and assisted in the development of the Community Health Assessment and the State of the County Health report.

Currently, Jones serves as the advisor for the Health and Wellness Peer Educators at IUPUI and board director for the Mid-America College Health Association (MACHA) as the vice president (and future president).

Jones is a trained generalist, with more than eight years of experience in health education and promotion, and has conducted program planning, implementation, and evaluation on health and wellness topics ranging from sexual and reproductive health, tobacco, communicable diseases, safety and violence, policy, and environmental change for diverse stakeholders. Over the years, Jones has worked as a health educator for various schools and local communities. She has utilized theories, best practices, and evidence-informed initiatives to ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to health education and promotion for stakeholders.