Throughout the month of April, The LOOP has been celebrating National Minority Health Month by sharing the stories of our Leadership Development Program (LDP) Fellows on our Facebook page. We want to share one of those stories with you here!
Leadership Development Program Fellow, Josephine Smedley
Josephine Smedley, MPA has been involved in tobacco control for nearly a decade. Most recently, she has served as the Youth Program Coordinator for the California Youth Advocacy Network (CYAN) located in Sacramento, California. In this role, she provided training and technical assistance on youth engagement in tobacco control programs to public health professionals and organizations throughout the state of California.
Prior to joining CYAN, Josephine worked for eight years for Alameda County’s Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Program, a school-based program aimed at preventing youth addiction to tobacco. While at TUPE, she served as a Program Specialist, developing and promoting youth programs, and later as the TUPE Program Manager, implementing and coordinating innovative prevention and youth development programs in schools and districts across Alameda County. Josephine has extensive experience planning, implementing, and facilitating youth development programs as well as engagingyouth as partners in public health.
We are proud to have Josephine join our most recent 2018 cohort of LDP fellows!