Hammonds named new CHS director

Staff report

September 14, 2013

LUMBERTON — Lekisha Hammonds has been named director of Community Health Services for Southeastern Health.

In this role, she will lead the organization’s efforts to improve the health of the community through programs such as Project HEALTH and Healthy Robeson, as well as offering free community health screenings for diseases such as diabetes and prostate cancer.

She will be responsible for the Diabetes Community Center and the Community Health Education Center located in Biggs Park Mall. She also leads the Healthy Robeson Task Force, which is a collaboration of various health agencies throughout Robeson County.

Hammonds worked previously as interim director of Community Health Services for seven months. With more than 15 years of experience in community health, Hammonds served as the manager/coordinator of Community Health Services with a focus on community health needs assessments, coalition building, planning, developing and implementing community screens, health fairs, programs and services designed to meet the needs of the community.

A Robeson County native, Hammonds earned a bachelor’s degree in community health education from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2000. She earned a master’s degree in health services with a concentration in community health from California College for Health Sciences in 2005. She is credentialed as a master certified health education specialist as well as a registered health educator.