Tarneka Manning, M.ED

Manager, Community Outreach

Tarneka Manning joins the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force as Manager of Community Outreach.  Tarneka has dedicated the last eight years to working in underserved communities in Chicago.  She has a passion for health and wellness, which has allowed her to work in a variety of communities and populations promoting healthy lifestyles.  Tarneka will continue her efforts through the Task Force by advocating for equal access to quality breast cancer screenings for minority women.

Prior to joining the Task Force, Tarneka was the Regional Manager for the Suburban Cook County Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Project.  She worked to promote changes in policies and the environment in school, workplace, and community settings that make it easier for individuals and families to make healthy choices and to live active lives by raising awareness about issues impacting nutrition and physical activity.  She also monitored several capacity building projects and assisted with several policy initiatives on the state, county and local levels.  Tarneka is an advocate for health equity.  Through the many projects Tarneka has been a part of, she attempts to bring awareness of social inequities that directly and indirectly affect health.

Tarneka received her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Spelman College and a Master's of Education in Kinesiology from the University of Virginia.

 

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Phone Number: (312) 942-0338

Email: Tarneka_Manning@rush.edu


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