As we kick off 2020, we have so many goals and plans to help our Capital Area communities on your journey to a healthier life. Luckily, we’ve welcomed three new staff members to make those goals a reality: Kevin Carter, Elizabeth Deprey and Alexis Guy.
Kevin is the Central Public Health District Youth Coordinator working in both Somerset and Kennebec counties. This role includes
· Facilitating Youth Policy Boards to address problems in their school or community
· Supporting existing youth groups and leaders with Youth Taking Action strategies.
· Engaging adult leaders by sharing a range of free trainings and providing technical assistance.
Kevin graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in Community Health Education. Kevin was born and raised in Maine. In his free time, Kevin likes to hunt, fish, and enjoy the beautiful wildlife Maine has to offer.
Elizabeth is a Tobacco Prevention Coordinator at HCCA, serving Kennebec County. She works with
· Municipalities and Public Places
· Behavioral Health Agencies
· Work sites
· and Social Service Providers
to create and/or update tobacco-free/smoke-free policies that
· Reduce secondhand smoke exposure
· Increase the social norm of not using tobacco
· Provide information to support those who wish to quit
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s in journalism and has spent her career in news writing and corporate communications. She lives in Gardiner and enjoys reading, quilting and baking.
Alexis is a SNAP-Ed Educator. She looks forward to getting to know communities in southern Kennebec County through her role as a Snap-Ed Nutrition Educator with HCCA.
Her undergraduate studies in biochemistry and interest in health disparities and community guided work led her to public health nutrition. She received her Master’s in Public Health from the University of North Carolina in 2018 and is a Registered Dietitian.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest with an appreciation for the outdoors, she is also eager to explore the hiking and skiing of a new region.