Lynn Matava is a University or Maryland alumni who has worked in public health since 1998. Prior to joining University of Maryland Extension in 2014, she has worked in both public and private nonprofit community health programs providing resource coordination, health education, health information services, health promotion, and mental health crisis care management.
A personal transformation where she lost ninety pounds through lifestyle change encouraged her to shift her public health focus to nutrition education. In 2015, she joined the Food Supplement Nutrition Education team at UME where she currently serves as the project leader for the FSNE Wicomico project. In this role she works to develop community collaborations to improve access to nutritionally-dense foods and deliver education to children and families who are Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible. She is currently engaged in Postbaccalaureate studies in Global Health Systems and
Innovation to further her knowledge of community health on the global stage.