Rhonda Lampkin, a Mississippi native, brings a wealth of healthcare experience to PDG.
Her professional and academic experience include an Extension Service Fellowship, United State Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C.
Lampkin has served as the Government Relations Director for Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, for over a decade. As director, she manages the advocacy agenda and strategic policy direction for the organization. These strategies include: developing, promoting, and advancing a legislative agenda on tobacco control policy, obesity prevention policy, and the successful positioning against emerging issues impacting the health and wellness of Mississippians.
In 2010, Lampkin assisted with efforts to establish the Health and Wellness Division of (NOTE: a spacing issue)The Partnership to focus on Mississippi’s tragic childhood obesity epidemic. In a short period of time, she managed to build bipartisan support for policies to tackle and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. She also helped to pass laws that include working to expand opportunities for Mississippi farmers while striving to increase access to healthy foods, legislation creating the Interagency Farm to School Council, the Farm to School Week Resolution, and legislation creating the Mississippi Small Business and Grocer Investment Act. Her success was built on her ability to pull together advocates from across the state and nation.
Lampkin completed her undergraduate studies at Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture with a Minor in Marketing. She is also a graduate of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA with a Master of Liberal Arts Degree.