Becky Pattison Tuttle has over twenty years of professional experience engaging community partners through grassroots local coalition efforts focusing on tobacco, physical activity, healthy eating, oral health, fetal infant mortality and worksite wellness. The majority of the experience has focused on policy and environmental changes to improve the health of the community.
Master of Arts, College Student Development, Spring 1994 Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina Concentration: Administration CACREP accredited program
Masters-level course completion to receive Professional Licensure, Fall 1997 Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina Concentration: School Counseling K-12 CACREP accredited program
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Spring 1992 University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota Minor: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies
Serves on the KPHA Board and as the Awards Committee and Community Health Section Chairs, Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition Board, Health Alliance Chair, Health & Wellness Coalition Leadership Team, WorkWell Kansas Advisory Board and has served on numerous local, state and national conference planning committees. Ms. Tuttle is has also been appointed by the City of Wichita Mayor to serve on City of Wichita District II Advisory Board and City of Wichita Park Foundation Board. Developed and implemented a Public Health Sister City Site Visit program.
As of May 2015, Tuttle is serving as the Project Manager for Health ICT (1422 grant) at the Medical Society of Sedgwick County, as well as facilitating the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita. Health ICT is a four year initiative focusing on the prevention of diabetes, obesity, heart attack and stroke. The Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita was established in 2004 and engages community members in healthy eating and increasing physical activity through program and policy implementation. Prior, Tuttle served as a Director of Wellness Initiatives for the Greater Wichita YMCA and was responsible for the coordination of numerous programs focusing on chronic disease prevention and management, including diabetes, cancer, youth obesity, arthritis, and worksite wellness. Tuttle also served at the Sedgwick County Health Department as the Community Health Planning and Performance Improvement Division Director, where she was responsible for public health department accreditation, quality improvement, community health assessment and improvement planning, workforce development, and strategic planning/performance management. Prior to serving as a Division Director, Tuttle served as the SCHD Health Promotion Coordinator for almost six years, with highlights including the first local health department selected for the NACDD STAR Site Visit process, 2 national “I’m Your Community Guide” awards from the Public Health Foundation and a NACCHO Model Practice designation for the Health Department’s “Business Case for Breastfeeding” initiative.