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About Chanda Nicole (Mobley) Holsey, DrPH, MPH, AE-C

Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey is the founder and visionary of Healthy Aims for Little Ones and Families (HALO for Families), a public health organization where the ultimate goal is to provide parents and caregivers with relevant and effective high quality tools and resources to increase the confidence necessary to nurture, teach, and model healthy physical, mental, and social behaviors in children.    A veteran public health professional, Dr. Holsey brings over 22 years of experience in public health program management.  She has planned, implemented, and evaluated health promotion programs nationally for the National Medical Association (NMA), Association of Asthma Educators, the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), and the American Lung Association; and regionally for Georgia Department of Community Health, Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Jacksonville (FL) Alumnae Chapter’s Camp Sunshine.  Dr. Holsey has or currently consults as a program evaluator, grant writer, program coordinator, grant reviewer, trainer, and research investigator for a myriad of organizations. These organizations include but are not limited to the NMA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Emory University School of Medicine, American Public Health Association—Maternal and Child Health Section, and San Diego State University.  She currently serves in a consultant capacity as the section administrator where she writes grants, prepares annual budgets, and evaluates the program planning and operational activities for the Internal Medicine and Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Sections of the NMA.  She also writes and has implemented program grants for the national office and several regional offices of the NMA.

Dr. Holsey has trained widely on the topic of pediatric asthma education and management and has several publications and professional presentations in the areas of asthma management, pediatric asthma, health disparities research, and health education.  She is a certified asthma educator (AE-C).  In addition, she is a contributing faculty member at Nova Southeastern University and Ashford University, where she teaches an array of public health, epidemiology, heath care, and health services courses.  

Before any of her professional accomplishments, Dr. Holsey was a Head Start kid!  Head Start was designed to help break the cycle of poverty, by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs.  It worked for Dr. Holsey!  In fact, she was honored by the Federal Head Start Bureau as one of 11 Success Stories for Head Start’s 40th Anniversary.  Dr. Holsey firmly believes that her experience in Head Start and successfully navigating her way through and out of inner-city, South Central, Los Angeles, has helped her to develop a genuine heart and passionate fervor for serving young children and the underserved.  Her personal motto is to “walk with wisdom”. 

She has a passion for influencing children and families, especially the underserved and indigent.  She also understands the importance of emotional health, (e.g., difficulties that may come as a result of dealing with extended deployments), and early literacy development.  Dr. Holsey offers a unique perspective on the topic of the difficulties with family separations that are long term, as she is the wife of an enlisted sailor, Eric Demond, and the mother of two beautiful young daughters—Savannah Nicole and Erin Morgan.  Thus, she was distinctively positioned to write three meaningful and effective books for military families.

During her rare down time, Dr. Holsey enjoys family time, mentoring teens and young health professionals, volunteering at both of her daughters’ schools, serving on the Parent Faculty Association, volunteering on advisory boards that are focused on health care equity and addressing health disparities in asthma and lupus, volunteering in community efforts, exercising, bicycle riding, white water rafting, attending professional football games, and traveling both nationally and internationally. 

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