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DeVetta Holman Nash
Health Educator

DeVetta has served in the capacity of Associate Director for Counseling and Wellness Services, Associate Director of the Center for Healthy Student Behaviors and Coordinator of Human Sexuality in her career at the University of North Carolina. She presently a Health Educator in Student Wellness.  She is also the strategic planner for diversity initiatives and convenes a UNC group called Sister Talk, where women of color can have a voice and share their lived experiences in a safe and welcoming environment. 


As a professionally trained health educator and primary prevention specialist, DeVetta earned her B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Masters of Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health and her PhD in Leadership Studies from North Carolina A&T State University. In addition, DeVetta is certified by the Drug and Alcohol Institute, the HIV/AIDS Higher Education Leadership Forum, and as a National Addiction Prevention Specialist. In addition to her other responsibilities, she has served as manager of the North Carolina Governor’s Academy for Prevention Professionals, officially recognized by the Annapolis Coalition for Innovation in Workforce Development. DeVetta is a past recipient of the Chancellor’s Student Undergraduate Teaching and Staff Award (SUTSA) and inducted into the UNC Frank Porter Graham Honor Society for outstanding professional work.  DeVetta was the recipient of the 2012 University Diversity Award which recognizes significant contribution to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community.  In 2015, Holman Nash was the recipient of the C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award which acknowledges “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions made to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  http://uncnews.unc.edu/2015/04/23/six-receive-prestigious-massey-awards-...


DeVetta serves as the UNC Faculty Advisor for the UNC Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP, Diversity & Inclusiveness in Collegiate Environment (DICE) and Natural Girls Discussing Natural Curls (NGDNC).  She mentors and coaches UNC students including Carolina Covenant Scholars, athletes, and Achieve Carolina Scholars. DeVetta plays an integral role in the SPH Annual Summer Videoconference on Health Disparities. She serves on the Board of Directors for SHIFTNC (Sexual Health Initiatives for Teens in North Carolina) and is a member of the UNC Center for AIDS Research (UNCFAR).


DeVetta is committed to creating an optimal living and learning experience for UNC-CH students both in and out of the classroom.  She loves jazz and sunsets. She is the proud mother of one son, Master Robert-Anthony Nash.