Quete Capuia, MMOL, is a change agent who works with communities to promote the welfare of the communities in need. Quete has more than 12 years experience in public health. She started her career at Self Enhancement as a youth and adult family coordinator/navigator,working in various topics (family/child advocate, violence prevention, at-risk youth and family, and community health). After 12 years, she transitioned to Multnomah County’s Chairs office for two years, where she worked closely with policy advisors, the Chair and other head Departmental leaders throughout the county. Her position with the Chair gave her an incredible window from which to view the health and humanitarian challenges facing people around our African American/ African Immigrant community at the policy level.
Quete crossed over to Community & Adolescent Health Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Multnomah County Public Health as a Program Specialist two years ago and has worked collaboratively well amongst public health and community non-health care sectors to enhance systems to produce better prevention and health promotion outcomes to address the root causes and chronic disease disparities among African/African American Immigrant and Refugee communities.
Additionally, she has supervised and mentored VISTA Americorp- members for the last two years helping them develop their skills and create deliverables through tasks for grants from CDC and database development as well as direct service work with the Youth Advisory Board (CAB) and Community Advisory Board (CAB).
Quetes contributions to the African/African American/ Immigrant Refugee population have always been in the way of using her shared vision and lived experiences as outlets to make the processes that serve the vulnerable populations more effective. She subsequently continued to seek out further opportunities that would allow her to contribute to the public health initiatives to enhance the health and well-being of at-risk communities.