TITLE: Program Specialist
FOCUS AREAS: Healthy eating and active living
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PROFILE: Natalia Swanson is the program specialist for the healthy eating/active living focus at the Mary Black Foundation. She’s been in this role since March 2015. Previously she worked as the associate director and programs and grants manager for UWIB. She has served as a board member for Partners for Active Living since September 2013.
Her professional bio shares:
Natalia Valenzuela Swanson joined the Mary Black Foundation in March 2015 as the Healthy Eating | Active Living Program Specialist. Prior to joining the Foundation, Natalia worked at the Upstate Workforce Investment Board as the Associate Director and served on the board of a local non-profit working to make Spartanburg a vibrant, connected and healthy community. Currently, Natalia serves on the board of the Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN). Natalia has also completed the United Way Non-Profit Fellowes Program, as well as Leadership Spartanburg.
Natalia has a Master of City and Regional Planning Degree from Clemson University and a Bachelor Degree from Columbia College. She is a native of Ecuador and her husband is from South Dakota.