Higher Heights & Deeper Depths with Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey

In this episode, Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey shares how a devastating life event, combined with a solid education, great mentorship, and a healthy dose of networking formed a non-traditional and incredibly rewarding career.

Chanda received her BA in Psychology from SDSU, her MPH from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and completed a Doctorate of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has over 26 years of experience in public health program management. In addition to holding a professorship at Nova Southeastern University, she is a program evaluator consultant, grant reviewer, trainer, and research investigator.  She is the founder of Healthy Aims for Little Ones and Families, a children’s book author, a social media guru AND in 2018 was elected by Fleming Island Plantation (FL) Voters to serve as their CDD Board Seat 1 Supervisor.


  • Know your why – what drives you?
  • Stay true to yourself
  • Hone marketable skills while in graduate school
  • Find a mentor (and be a good mentee – do your part)
  • Network, network, network
  • Always be asking yourself: How can I reach higher heights and deeper depths?

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