Rebecca A Severin, MPH, CPH has worked in the hybrid Human Service/ Public Health realm for the past thirteen years. Rebecca received her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Community Health from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. She began her career with the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families conducting investigations related to child maltreatment.
Rebecca transitioned her career to focus on preventative initiatives and spent four years with the Healthy Families Florida Network, an accredited affiliate of Health Families America, in a leadership capacity. As a results of her training and experience with Healthy Families America and Parents as Teachers evidence-based home-visiting models, Rebecca provided programmatic monitoring as an independent contractor for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) for the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA).
Rebecca obtained her certification in Public Health from the National Board of Public Health Examiners in June 2016. Rebecca commenced working with the North Carolina Division of Public Health in 2018 as the Maternal Health Program Manager and provided oversight to the NC Safe Sleep Campaign, the 17P Initiative, the Perinatal/Neonatal Outreach Program Coordinator program, and Local Health Department maternal health data. She transitioned into her current role as the NC Maternal Health Innovation Program Supervisor in June 2021.
In her role as the Maternal Health Innovation (MHI) Program Supervisor, Rebecca providers leadership to ensure grant requirements, proposed strategies, and activities of the MHI Program are carried out. Rebecca facilitates, develops, and implements grant components by collaborating with MHI program staff, contractors, and other partners. She provides supervision to the MHI program staff and manages eight programmatic contracts and the project budget.
Rebecca has a background in program implementation, program management, reflective supervision, facilitation, strategic planning, consultation, quality improvement, and contract administration. Rebecca has a passion for understanding the root causes of racial disparities in maternal health, Birth Equity and Reproductive Justice.