Eboneka Coleman is a native Washingtonian, whose passion for public health areas of chronic disease, health equity, and health education has been a primary career focus for the past 10 years. She currently serves as a Chronic Disease Analyst for The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), where she works closely with State Health Officials to address public health issues such as tobacco prevention, cessation, e-cigarettes, breast cancer, substance use disorder, and opioid overdoses. During her time at ASTHO, she has provided coordination and implementation for web-based and in-person convenings in support of health officials, their health department, and cross-sector partners. She served as the lead Analyst on CDC funded projects such as Prescription Drug Prevention for States/ Data-Driven Prevention Initiative (PfS/DDPI) and The Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Eboneka also lead the webpage redesign and relaunch efforts for ASTHOs Opioid Framework site.
Before Eboneka' s time with ASTHO, she sought out opportunities with organizations specializing in chronic disease prevention, such as Susan G. Komen. Through their African American Health Equity Initiative, she excelled as a Health Disparities Initiative Graduate Intern and then transitioned to serve as their public health consultant. She worked directly with the Senior Advisor to the CEO for Special Initiatives. Eboneka prioritized improving health outcomes for minority women through breast cancer education. She assisted with a Roundtable series launch, a multi-state effort to remove barriers to care for those areas disproportionately affected by breast cancer mortality.
While serving as Deputy Director at PAL she developed an evaluation instrument to collect data for a case study design, managed client files and research data. She was the lead on grant management efforts for the organization. During this time, she created and maintained the organization's grant database, coordinated and facilitated the grant writing development process. She managed the donor database while analyzing and constructing monthly donor reports for the Board of Directors. Eboneka created and managed the organization's social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram). She tracked various viewer analytics to inform a major gift strategy for the organization. She managed posted content across all platforms and orchestrated several live content posts.
Eboneka started her public health work as a Peer Health Educator for Capital City Area Health Education Center with the Kids to Health Careers program. She also served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky.
Eboneka received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Kentucky and went on to complete her Master of Public Health.