Speaker Details: Megan Folkerth

Megan Folkerth

Program Officer, Interact for Health

Megan Folkerth coordinates Interact for Health’s Active Living and Tobacco-Free Environments work. Before coming to Interact, Megan was a Senior Health Educator with the Northern Kentucky Health Department for more than five years. There she focused on policy and system and environmental changes in the tobacco prevention and cessation program, as well as worked in Covington on healthy eating and active living initiatives. Megan also worked at the Center for Closing the Health Gap as a Community Health Program Coordinator. In 2013 Megan received the Legacy Next Generation Leader Award for Community and Social Services and in 2012 she was a Balderson Leadership Project Award Runner-Up.

Megan holds a Master of Public Health in health promotion and education from Wright State University and earned a certificate of public health leadership from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Marietta College. Megan is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a member of the Ohio Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education. Megan serves as an adviser to the Tri-State Trails Executive Committee.

Megan is an avid runner and combines her passion for running and health by being an active committee member and volunteer with Girls on the Run of Greater Cincinnati.