Carrie Blumert is a public health professional with a passion for leadership. A graduate of Oklahoma State, Carrie earned a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services. She went on to earn a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma. Carrie began her public health career as a Behavioral Therapist at OU. She taught and developed treatment plans for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Currently Carrie works at the Oklahoma City County Health Department. There, she directs two initiatives, the Wellness Now Coalition and Open Streets OKC. Wellness Now is a grassroots effort to make Oklahoma County a healthier place to live. They oversee programs related to mental health, tobacco and substance abuse, and nutrition. Open Streets OKC is an effort by the Coalition to promote walkable communities and healthy lifestyles. Now in it’s 4th year, Open Streets strengthens business and cultural districts such as Uptown 23rd and Historic Capitol Hill. Previously, Carrie served the Health Department as a coach for the Total Wellness program and a program coordinator for the Lifelines Youth Suicide Prevention program.
Carrie is experienced in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Carrie has taught yoga across Oklahoma City since 2014 and has coached gymnastics at several clubs across the state. Carrie also worked as a Community Development manager for the the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma. There, she coordinated United Way funded programs for Girl Scouts across Oklahoma County and Western Oklahoma. Starting in 2017, Carrie will oversee the OKC Mobile Market. This mobile grocery store will provide nutrition in food deserts across Oklahoma County.
Today Carrie lives in Oklahoma City. A class 8 alumni of OKC Connect, a leadership program through the Greater OKC Chamber, Carrie remains committed to serving our community. She is an active member of Crestwood Vineyard Church. Carrie also serves on the Oklahoma Turning Point Council Policy Committee and the Northeast Healthy Community Collaborative.