Jessica Ransome is a graduate of Kent State University’s Health Education and Promotion, Masters of Education program.While learning at an institution in a rural area, she garnered an understanding for the unique space of rural health. Growing up in the inner-city urban Washington, DC area completely opposite of a small Ohio college town, she became interested in the juxtapositions between both environments. With a background in education roles the Education Program Manager role is a great match.Growing up she benefited from health education interventions and programming. While viewing a dental education session in an elementary school assembly she knew her passion would blossom in health education and promotion at a young age. She has a yearning for incorporating creativity within the health education and promotion field. While creativity is key, she also understands the importance of needs assessments and evaluation. Jessica served in the school setting as an Early Childhood Education Observer. In this role she observed interactions between students and teachers and evaluated them by fuzing an academic background in sociology and public health. Educating is second nature to Jessica, while completing her advanced degree she served as a Graduate Assistant Primary Instructor to an undergraduate course.

Coming from a rare disease community health role, her most recent role prior to ESAHEC was a Health Educator for a rare disease non-profit. Within this role she served as the main point of contact for the osteogenesis imperfecta community, helping navigate varying inquiries daily. Within this role she molded her program planning skills. Working within the role of the Education Program Manager, she has continued her passion for program planning and is currently rebranding a long-term program with Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center. She is rebranding the Aging Simulation Sensitivity Training into the Elderly Population Simulation (E-POPS). The E-POPS program works closely with health care centered institutions program role-play activities and lectures built around simulations that mimic the aging process. Education, public health education, community health and rural health are Jessica’s specializations. She is actively learning more programs and is looking forward to implementing and managing them!