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Membership Spotlight: Sevetra Peoples

Tue, September 19, 2017 6:52 AM | Robin Kelley

Whatever Sevetra Peoples does, she executes it with style, class and grace. Work included. Ms. Peoples currently works for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This George Washington University graduate has been with the department for nearly five years within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Her roles and responsibilities include serving as a liaison to the Office of Health Policy team, members of the Department, and external stakeholders to coordinate the review and analysis of regulations and research as they relate to Medicare and Medicaid health insurance coverage. Her MPH also allowed her to work closely with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for three years within the Center for Mental Health Services to perform an environmental assessment of the Child Mental Health Initiatives for System of Care Grantees. 

Her evaluation work with SAMHSA is most profound as she researched and evaluated their System of Care Grantees readiness to incorporate a nutritional component into their program. Her interests include brain development, performance, and growth (focusing on nutrition). 

Refusing to sleep on a great opportunity, she joined WE the same day she learned of us- July 20, 2017. Sevetra cast her membership because it is a great way to connect with and learn from other evaluators. She believes, "As opportunities arise, we can support one another during our efforts." 

So far, the WE leadership team has been extremely supportive in helping me to become integrated in the "Evaluator" scene. They are successful in their outreach and the information within the Weekly Digest is most beneficial."

When Sevetra isn't hard at work, she's working even harder traveling the world and empowering youth as a mentor with Brainfood DC (An after school program for DC teens to learn life skills through participation in cooking demonstrations). Most importantly, since the age of seven, she has been gracing the stage as a performer of the great techniques of ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance. She showcases her talent during the holidays at a local church with family and friends. If you want to learn more about Ms Peoples, follow her on Twitter @connectwithvee or connect the old fashion way at peoples.sevetra@gmail.com


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