Meet the Team

Program Staff

Annie Hardison Moody

Annie Hardison-Moody, PhD

Faithful Families Program Director
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
North Carolina State University

Email: annie_hardison-moody@ncsu.edu
Phone: (919) 515-8478

Annie Hardison-Moody, PhD

Faithful Families Program Director
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
North Carolina State University


Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at NC State University, where she directs Faithful Families Thriving Communities. Along with Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliott, she served as co-PI for Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project, a USDA-funded study of the family food environment. Along with Voices into Action Project Director, Sarah Bowen, her work with these programs was recognized by an invitation to the Obama White House, for a Let’s Move meeting of faith-based and neighborhood partners. She also served as co-PI, with Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, for Health Matters, a two-year community-based health promotion grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Hardison-Moody is also author of When Religion Matters: Practicing Healing in the Aftermath of the Liberian Civil War (Wipf & Stock, 2016) and co-editor of Parenting as Spiritual Practice and Source for Theology: Mothering Matters (Palgrave). She loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband Will and two girls, Sophie and Lilly.

Email: annie_hardison-moody@ncsu.edu
Phone: (919) 515-8478

Kim Eshleman

Kim Eshleman

Special Projects Manager
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
North Carolina State University

Email: keshlem@ncsu.edu
Phone: (919) 515-0244

Kim Eshleman

Special Projects Manager
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
North Carolina State University


Kim Eshleman is a Special Projects Manager with the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at NC State University. While her background is in the legal field, she has a deep interest and passion for work that will help to build and support healthy and thriving families and communities. In her role at NC State, she has had the opportunity to work on several different projects related to food, nutrition and health. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Johnathan and three children, Aidan, Sumner and Ethan. Family life keeps her busy, but she is an avid reader and loves cooking and gathering around a shared table with family and friends as often as possible.

Email: keshlem@ncsu.edu
Phone: (919) 515-0244

Lareissa Stumm

Lareissa Stumm

Research Assistant
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
North Carolina State University

Lareissa Stumm, MSPH

Research Assistant
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
North Carolina State University


Lareissa Stumm works as a Research Assistant for the Department of Health and Human Services at North Carolina State University. She received her MSPH degree in Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina, followed by a fellowship in Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland. Lareissa has enjoyed many aspects of public health, from conducting research studies at the state and national level to teaching biostatistics and epidemiology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Lareissa and her husband have twin boys and a beautiful little girl and happily reside in Apex, North Carolina

Advisory Team

Carolyn Dunn

Carolyn Dunn, PhD, RDN, LDN

Professor and Head
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
North Carolina State University

Carolyn Dunn, PhD, RDN, LDN

Professor and Head
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
North Carolina State University


Dr. Carolyn Dunn is a professor and head of the Department Agricultural and Human Sciences, NC State University. She provides program expertise and statewide leadership for nutrition and wellness for families and communities. She has 25+ years of experience in nutrition education and develops nutrition education materials that are used across the country to help people eat smart and move more. Carolyn is the author/developer for numerous programs and tools that address healthy eating and physical activity. She is the lead author of the award-winning Color Me Healthy, a curriculum that helps young children eat smart and move more. She and colleagues created Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, a 15-week evidence-based weight management program that is being used across the country in both in-person and online formats.

Dr. Dunn and colleagues have published their work in Obesity, American Journal of Health Promotion, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and others. She is the past chair of Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina, a 90-agency coalition that promotes increased opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity wherever people live, learn, earn, play and pray. She is a member of Sigma Xi the scientific research society and the Academy for Outstanding Faculty Engaged in Extension. She currently serves as a gubernatorial appointee to the Justus-Warren Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Task Force.

Dr. Dunn earned her BS in nutrition from Meredith College and her MS and PhD in nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a lifelong fitness advocate and enjoys walking, weight training, and yoga. She has a passion for cooking, food, travel, art, and design.

Lorelei Jones

Lorelei Jones

Coordinator
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
North Carolina State University

Lorelei Jones

Coordinator
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences
North Carolina State University


While not holding a research appointment, Lorelei Jones works with researchers interested in addressing the nutrition, physical activity, chronic disease prevention, and food access needs of low-income families and youth through or in collaboration with the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education. Research is also conducted with universities across the nation implementing EFNEP to address participant recruitment, programmatic content, delivery strategies and evaluation for EFNEP.

Lorelei Jones provides statewide leadership for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in North Carolina through NC State University. She has provided leadership to the program on regional and national levels including serving as Co-Director of the SNAP-Ed and EFNEP Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence for the Southern Region and multiple national committees to inform programmatic strategies and evaluation. She is the lead author of the curriculum, Families Eating Smart and Moving More (FESMM) and a co-author of the Faithful Families curriculum. Both curricula are widely used with FESMM being one of the top three curricula used by EFNEP nationally. As co-investigator on a number of different funded grants, she has successfully demonstrated the ability to work with researchers from multiple disciplines connecting the research design to practical applications in the community.

Tish Singletary

Tish Singletary

Branch Head
Clinical and Community Connections for Prevention and Health Branch
North Carolina Division of Public Health

Tish Singletary

Branch Head
Clinical and Community Connections for Prevention and Health Branch
North Carolina Division of Public Health


Tish Singletary is currently the Branch Head for the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch within the North Carolina (NC) Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Human Services. Tish has over 20 years of experience initiating, managing, coordinating and implementing health projects and programs for the private and public sectors including the NC Academy of Family Physicians, Duke University, the NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund, and the NC Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Public Health Chronic Disease and Injury Section and the NC Office of Rural Health. Previously, she served as the NC’s first state DHHS CHW Coordinator. In that role, she led the process to determine recommendations of the NC Community Health Worker (CHW) Stakeholder initiative to create a sustainable infrastructure for NC CHWs that provides a framework for workforce development, professional identity, training and certification. She is a member the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM), serves on the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Community Advisory Board at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the NC Division of Public Health’s Health Equity Committee. Tish is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Curriculum Authors

The Faithful Families program was developed by a team of curriculum authors.

Annie Hardison-Moody, PhD, Carolyn Dunn, PhD, Lorelei Jones, Cathy Thomas, MAEd, Vimie Joy Magsino, MPH, and Julia Yao, MPH

To cite Faithful Families curricula, please use this citation:

Hardison-Moody, A., Dunn, C., Jones, L., Yao, J., Thomas, C., (2017). Faithful Families
Eating Smart and Moving More: Chronic Disease Lessons.
FaithfulFamilies.com

Hardison-Moody, A., Dunn, C., Jones, L., Magsino, V.J., Rhew, L., Thomas, C., (2016).
Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More. Raleigh, NC: NC State Extension.
FaithfulFamilies.com