Pascale Edouard
Curriculum Co-Chair, NLC Tampa Bay

Pascale earned her Master of Public of Health degree from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University’s Institute of Public Health in 2012, where she found her passion for public health. She is currently completing her dissertation at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health, where she is pursuing her doctorate in public health degree.

Ms. Edouard is the Healthcare Services Program Manager for a local county government where she oversees county funded contracts that provides services to the indigent and populations who struggle with mental health and substance abuse. She was previously employed with the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County and subsequently in Manatee County, where she served at the Health Equity Coordinator. Combined, she was employed for six years with the Florida Department of Health.

Pascale has extensive experience in community organizing for the improved health of populations in under-served communities. She has worked with disenfranchised communities in Tallahassee, Florida and Sarasota, Florida to improve their food environments. Pascale has also presented at national conferences such the National Environmental Health Association’s Annual Educational Conference and Exhibition. In her various roles Ms. Edouard has served as the lead facilitator and coordinator for coalitions and task forces addressing improved health outcomes in various communities. Her experiences have cultivated her expertise to collaboratively work with and engage community members, stakeholders, and organizations in initiatives addressing obesity and associated health complications in food deserts and various sectors such as childcare and workplace settings.

Pascale is currently a Governing Councilor with the American Public Health Association’s Public Health Education and Health Promotion Section, she is a board member of Manatee Bridging the Gap Inc. where she serves as President, and serves on the board of Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) as Vice Chair.

To bring light to underlying issues associated with health inequality and inequities and to encourage collaborative engagement among health care and public health professionals, Pascale launched People of Color (P.O.C.) Health Matters in August of 2017. The mission of POC Health Matters is to promote, support, and collaborate with individuals and organizations working to eliminate health inequalities and inequities among communities of color.