A graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Science in Public Health, and a PhD in Educational Research and Evaluation, Moya Alfonso brings with her almost 20 years of experience in public health, community organization, grant writing, program evaluation, and social marketing. She is a seasoned leader in public health settings and has worked to build capacity among numerous nonprofits in the Southern United States.
Prior to coming to We Care Manatee, Moya served as an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Community Health at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University. In addition to teaching public health, Moya dedicated the last nine years of her career to helping rural underserved communities build the capacity required to improve their health and wellbeing. Prior to her work in rural Georgia, Moya directed research and evaluation for the Florida Mental Health Institute, the Florida Prevention Research Center, and the Center for Social Marketing at the University of South Florida.