Brenda Beatty

Brenda Beatty, MPH, RD

Health Educator

Brenda Beatty is a native of Raleigh and a graduate of the Wake County Public School System. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a registered dietitian.

Brenda started her career as a Nutrition/WIC Director and prenatal nutritionist in Scotland and Wake Counties. She went on to serve as Project Director for the State of North Carolina, overseeing a five year $3.2 million research project entitled Black Churches United for Better Health. She continued her research experience with WATCH (Wellness for African Americans through Churches) at UNC’s Comprehensive Cancer Institute where she mastered the concept of church recruiting and the use of lay or natural helpers in health promotion.

As a homeschooling mom, Brenda worked part-time as a nutrition consultant and authored a nutrition column for one of North Carolina’s largest newspapers. She joined the Poe Center staff in 2012 and enjoys working in a variety of program areas.

Brenda’s public health experience and more than 12 years of experience tutoring school-aged children has proven to be invaluable in her position at the Poe Center.

Brenda currently lives in Wake Forest with her husband and four sons.

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