Edda Z Cotto-Rivera, MPH,CHES

UGA SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator

Address:
001D Barrow Hall
115 DW Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

E-Mail:

workOffice Phone: 706-542-7171

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
MPH Health Promotion and Behavior Georgia Sate University 2016
BS Community Health Education University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus 1983

Job Description

As Program Coordinator I work closely with the Principal Investigator and the Project Director to provide administrative support and leadership to UGA SNAP-Ed programming and statewide implementation in compliance with USDA FNS, Georgia DHS, and University policies and guidelines

My Expertise

I have more than 25 years of experience in nutrition and health education, Cooperative Extension, and public health intervention in both U.S. and Puerto Rico. I am bilingual with experience in designing, conducting, and evaluating public health interventions targeted to Hispanic and other multi-ethnic underserved populations. “I am very excited about joining the group of very talented and enthusiastic individuals of the UGA SNAP-Ed state staff, and grateful for this new professional opportunity. I hope that my experience as a county extension agent will help us to continue thriving in serving our target audiences in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention”.

Certificates 

Certified Health Education Specialist- National Health Education Credentialing
The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program - Alliant Quality – April 2016
Coaching Healthy Behaviors- The Cooper Institute – November 2015
Serve Safe Managers Certification – April 2015
Powerful Tools for Caregivers – April 2014
Masters Evaluators Certificate- UGA Extension – November 2011
Other certificates in the areas of : Diabetes Education, Medical Interpretation, Child Passenger Safety, Radon Mitigation and Measurement and Healthy Home

Awards 

National

           2015 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

           Marketing Award

           The Marketplace Exchanges of the Affordable Care Act (MEACA)

            Project”1st Place – Multistate Team

           Florence Hall Award

           “The Marketplace Exchanges of the Affordable Care Act (MEACA)

           Project” 3rd Place –Multistate Team

          NEAFCS 2014 Social Networking Category: 1st Place UGA Green Way: Connecting FACS Extension with Online Communities (Team Award)

          2013 Newsletter Category: 2nd Place for “Enlace Latino” a multi-State newsletter developed by 6 bilingual agents from the states of Georgia, Oklahoma, Arizona and Kansas. Awarded by the National                         Extension Association and Family and Consumer Sciences at Galaxy IV in Pittsburgh, PA

          2011 Environmental Education: 1st Place National Radon Education Program (Team Award)Awarded by the National Extension Association and Family and Consumer Sciences in Albuquerque, New Mexico

STATE

 

2016 Epsilon Sigma Phi – Georgia Chapter- Diversity Award – Individual
2015 Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Dean Sharon Y. Nickols Professional Improvement Award- 
2015 GEAFCS Distinguished Service Award
2014 Communications: Photography 1st Place (Team) GEAFCS, Gilmer County 
2014 Diversity Award: Enlace Latino Newsletter (Team)
2013 Newsletter Category: Place for “Enlace Latino” a multi-State newsletter developed by 6 bilingual agents from the states of Georgia, Oklahoma, Arizona and Kansas. (Team Award)Awarded by the Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences