12/18/2000

New Director Heads Center for Community Career Education

Cynthia Wood will serve as the new director for the Center for Community Career Education, a non-profit, career and educational counseling and training center at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

During her tenure at Chattanooga Cares, Wood provided prevention/education training to over 160,000 individuals and she has been instrumental in securing federal, state, local and private grants. Most recently, Wood held the position of Prevention Program Manager for Chattanooga Cares.

Wood majored in psychology with a minor in African-American Studies as an undergraduate. She received the B.S. from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Professional certifications for Wood include: HIV/AIDS instructor for the American Red Cross, HIV/AIDS counselor for the Center for Disease control, pre and post-test counseling/partner notification for the State of Tennessee Department of Health, and she has received outreach strategies
training in the Association for Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Inc.

Wood has served as the chair of the Chattanooga CARES: Minority AIDS Task force; as a member and on the steering committee of the Tennessee AIDS Council; as sub committee co-chair of the HIV/AIDS Regional Advisory Committee, and as the subcommittee co-chair of the Southeastern Tennessee Regional Minority Health Coalition.

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