Founder's Bio

Quisha Umemba
MPH, BSN, RN, CDCES, CHWI
Founder and CEO - Umemba Health, LLC
Director -  Umemba Health Academy

Quisha Umemba is a Bachelors prepared Registered Nurse with a Masters degree in Public Health. She is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, a Certified Lifestyle Coach, and a Certified Community Health Worker Instructor. She also holds a certificate in Health Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary.  

 

As a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Quisha consults with community organizations, social service agencies, government agencies, and healthcare systems to help them prevent and manage diabetes, prediabetes, and associated chronic diseases in their client populations. 

 

Throughout the years, Quisha has worked as a President of the Board of Directors for a non-profit, a Disaster Response Nurse Leader, a Clinic Coordinator for an outpatient endocrinology clinic, a Chief Nurse and Program Manager for a local health department, a Diabetes Nurse Consultant for a State health department, and an RN Care Manager.  She has developed,  implemented, and overseen numerous health initiatives and community collaborations and just recently co-authored a peer-reviewed article titled "A Community-Academic Collaboration to Support Chronic Disease Self-Management among Individuals Living in Permanent Supportive Housing". 

 

Having had gestational diabetes, and now living with prediabetes, Quisha’s passion for helping individuals impacted by chronic disease stems from both a patient and provider perspective.  An advocate for health equity; her life’s mission is to empower, educate, and promote optimal health and wellness for all.  Quisha believes that more lives can be saved by the training and development of lay persons and front-line health workers. To this effort, she founded Umemba Health, LLC; a workforce development agency devoted to the education and training of front-line health workers.

 

In addition to her years of experience and specialized education, Quisha is a qualified peer educator and mentor.  In 2018, she was nominated for the Texas Southern University's Preceptor of the Year Award, and in 2020 she was selected as a National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Peg Adams Peer Mentor. Quisha is the Co-Creator of the People of COLOR Living with Diabetes Summit and Co-Founder for Diversity in Diabetes. 

 

Quisha is often invited as a featured speaker and presenter at community events, churches, seminars, symposiums, conferences, and professional meetings. 

 

To contact Quisha regarding speaking events, fill out the request form below.

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