AgriSafe joined the National AgrAbility team in 2021 to enhance the delivery of AgrAbility’s resources and services through the extensive network of rural health professionals that has been developed by AgriSafe over the past twenty years. This includes identification of AgrAbility’s resources and services in AgriSafe’s newsletters and other communications. AgriSafe works with the NAP to increase participation in webinar series that target rural health care professionals with current, evidence-based information on health and safety issues that impact farm and ranch families.
Knesha Rose-Davison is the public health and equity director for AgriSafe Network. She is the staff lead for three programmatic areas, which include worker safety training (OSHA), “Invest in Your Health,” and healthcare provider-targeted opioid misuse prevention trainings in addition to leading the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility work across AgriSafe’s programs and projects.
Prior to joining AgriSafe Network, Knesha served as the associate director, programs for the Louisiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Here her objective was to enhance care and support for persons with dementia and their family members. This was done through mission-related education programs, caregiver support groups, and government affairs activities. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Knesha was state director of program services with the March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter in Baton Rouge, LA. During this time Knesha managed a variety of responsibilities including advocacy, public relations, program implementation (including grants), and volunteer management.
With more than 10 years of public health experience in community health, health disparities, and advocacy, Knesha is passionate about serving vulnerable populations and ensuring health access and equity. She is a member of the American Public Health Association, and a board member of its Black Caucus of Health Workers, as well as a member of the Louisiana Public Health Association where she is section chair for the health promotion & health education committee. Knesha also serves as an associate faculty with the University of Phoenix in its College of Humanities and Sciences and College of Health Professions.
Knesha obtained her Bachelor of Science in biological sciences (2002) with a minor in chemistry and a Master of Public Health (2006) with an emphasis in health promotion from Northern Illinois University.