Community Health & Safety Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Little Rock
ShaRhonda Love, MPH, is the Director of Community Health and Safety for Arkansas Children's. She previously served as Director of Partnerships for Arkansas Children’s. Born and raised in Little Rock, she completed her undergraduate degree at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a minor in Community Health Agencies. She later obtained a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Health Behavior Health Education from the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. During her career, she acquired over 25 years of chronic disease, health behavior, health education, health disparities, health equity and minority health experience. ShaRhonda has held positions at the Arkansas Department of Health as the school health director and Arkansas Center for Health Improvement as a senior policy analyst. Before transitioning into her current role, she served as the seventh executive director of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission. She is published in areas of obesity, weight loss/maintenance, stress management, cognitive memory impairment, tobacco cessation and faith-based interventions. As Director of Community Health and Safety, ShaRhonda leads health promotion, injury prevention and engagement initiatives that positively affect children’s health in communities where they live, learn and play. This includes programming to prevent injury and death from distracted driving and motor vehicle accidents, nicotine and tobacco prevention youth coalitions, child abuse and injury prevention, recreational safety, and healthy relationships training.
Community Engagement, Advocacy, and Health
1 Children’s Way, Slot 611
Little Rock, AR 72202