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Our Team

Ta-Kisha Jones, MBA, CHES, CHWC, C.E.A.C.E.

Ta-Kisha “Cricket” Jones is CEO and Founder of MpoweredtobE.  She is a passionate fiction and non-fiction author whose work is centered to promote growth, healing, and well-being.  In both books "And Here I Stand: A Collaboration of Courage" and "Supporting Neurodiverse College Student Success: A Guide for Librarians, Student Support Services, and Academic Learning Environments."  Ta-Kisha’s writing invokes advocacy and holistic wellness for self and community.

Ta-Kisha is a highly sought-after speaker, coach, trainer, and creative artist.  As a public health servant for the past 15+ years, she has moderated and facilitated programs for youth, adults, and “older adults.”  Ms. Jones has traveled the U.S. and Caribbeans igniting smiles, laughter, hope, and healing through her expressive and creative art.  Her hope is to dance her way around the world sharing her love of art and wellbeing.

Ta-Kisha’s love and advocacy for the community were deeply rooted in the poor health outcomes and access to care that she witnessed, as a young child, through her family and community.  As a health practitioner, she now dedicates her energy to informing healthcare practices, policies, and initiatives that bridge the gap for the underserved. Ta-Kisha is a nationally certified health education specialist and health and wellness, coach. She actively serves as an Adjunct Professor, Associate Director of Public Health Practice, and as one of the founding board members of Empowering the Lives of Inquiring Minds Inc., a non-profit that supports individuals and families.

Ta-Kisha holds a master’s degree in Business Administration with a certification in Healthcare Management from Fayetteville State University(FSU).  She earned a B.S. in Health Education and Promotion, with a concentration in Community Health at East Carolina University (ECU). She is a renowned trainer and leader for individuals and organizations in healthy behaviors, leadership development.  She is ECU’s 2019 Health and Human Performance Alumni Spotlight Awardee for succeeding in the public health field and positively impacting the community. 

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