Position title: Community Coach
McKenzie Liegel received her Masters in Public Health with a focus in Community Health from East Tennessee State University. McKenzie was previously with the MATCH Group as a Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellow, where she was placed in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties at their respective local health departments. As a fellow, she worked on public health accreditation, health equity coalition activities, substance use prevention grants, and COVID-19 response and communications.
She has also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in Appalachian Tennessee, worked on COVID-19 response with WI Department of Health Services, and provided technical assistance around substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery for the Opioid Response Network. Her previous experiences in rural communities, as well as growing up in small-town Wisconsin, have made McKenzie passionate about rural health and equity.