Farrell, MPH is a native of South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Science and then went on to graduate from New York Medical College with a Masters of Public Health. With over 10 years of experience in community health, she has a passion for improving the health of all through policy, systems and environmental changes that make a lasting impact. In Virginia, she worked for the Norfolk City Manager’s office managing and coordinating the Healthy Norfolk Coalition, assisted in creating the Norfolk Plan to Reduce Poverty as well as initiating the Norfolk Healthcare Collaborative to come up with a coordinated health assessment strategy. At a smaller non-profit, she helped create and implement the first Farm to Childcare program in Virginia and served on the Governor’s Task Force to eradicate veteran homelessness. Most recently, Nora worked for the American Heart Association, Upstate, as Director of Community Impact. Here she worked to improve blood pressure control and access to healthy foods in the Upstate through programs working with free clinics and community organizations.

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