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Peggy Chausse

Seasoned Health Education Professional

Goose Creek, SC

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To obtain an administrative position which allows for the use of demonstrated organization, customer service, communication, and project management skills proven by 16 years of successful experience in the healthcare industry.

Work Experience

Substitute Teacher (K-12)

Dorchester School District Two
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Summerville, SC
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September 2011 to Present

◆ Responsible for providing instruction, classroom management, and promotion of student learning in the absence of a regular teacher.

Assistant Director

MaineHealth
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Portland, ME
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April 2001 to July 2011

March 2008 - July 2011 
◆ Responsible for oversight of 5 health education resource centers, and supervision of 10 staff. 
◆ Maintained program budget and assisted with planning for program budget annually. 
◆ Wrote articles and summaries of program results, and promoted awareness to diverse groups. 
◆ Developed and maintained program information and tools for the MaineHealth website. 
◆ Responsible for the oversight, development and marketing of the Learning Resource Center Catalog of events which reached all area healthcare practices and over 18,000 homes. 
◆ Collected relevant data and background information needed to plan new initiatives, including internet and library searches, telephone and personal interviews, review of secondary data sources and related material, surveys and focus groups when appropriate. 
◆ Planned and conducted program evaluation, ensuring coordinated data collection, outcomes measurement and evaluation.

Health Educator

MaineHealth
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Falmouth, ME
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April 2001 to March 2008

◆ Responsible for providing all individuals who visited or called the Falmouth Learning Resource Center with appropriate referrals and health information. 
◆ Collaborated with internal MaineHealth departments, member organizations and external healthcare providers to access and develop patient education materials. 
◆ Developed both educational and marketing materials for general consumers, patients, and the provider community and ensured production, distribution and annual update/revision of clinical information in accordance with MaineHealth guidelines. 
◆ Presented at various meetings and conferences on a variety of health topics such as Consumer Friendly Websites, Effective Patient Education Materials/Displays, and Health Literacy.

Tobacco Cessation Specialist

Center for Tobacco Independence
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Portland, ME
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December 2001 to June 2002

◆ Provided telephonic smoking cessation counseling & community resource information to individuals who called the Maine Tobacco Helpline.

Family Health Resource Center Coordinator

MaineGeneral Medical Center
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Augusta, ME
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November 1999 to April 2001

◆ Managed resource center operations and volunteers. 
◆ Worked with many community agencies such as Families First and WIC to increase program referrals. 
◆ Used a wide array of behavioral and communication techniques, from individual counseling to facilitation of large groups and small groups.

Health Educator

Cigna Healthcare
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Freeport, ME
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March 1996 to August 1999

◆ Developed and managed internal employee wellness program. 
◆ Provided telephonic smoking cessation counseling to 1,250 members. 
◆ Co-facilitated statewide physician/office staff education seminars. 
◆ Provided counseling and resources to members who were diagnosed with diabetes, asthma and cardiovascular disease.

Health Educator - Cape Cod Regional Tobacco Control Program

Barnstable County Dept of Health
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Hyannis, MA
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February 1994 to March 1996

◆ Conducted smoking cessation classes at local worksites and health centers. 
◆ Surveyed 4,000 citizens and tourists on their attitudes toward smoking. 
◆ Assisted town health departments in passing town ordinances against smoking in public places.

Education

M.A. in Health Science

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY -
Muncie, IN

August 2002 to August 2003

B.S. in Community Health Education

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE AT FARMINGTON -
Farmington, ME

August 1989 to December 1993

Skills

◆ Project Management ◆ Report Preparation ◆ Written Correspondence ◆ General Office Skills ◆ Microsoft Office ◆ Customer Service ◆ Marketing ◆ Volunteer Management ◆ Employee Supervision ◆ Budget Development ◆ Professional Presentations

Additional Information

Community Health Education Specialist (CHES) Certified -2008