The regional nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey is delighted to announce Lyon County resident Cortney Bloomer as the newest addition to its board of directors! We count ourselves lucky to have access to her energy, wide-ranging knowledge, and talent.
Cortney grew up in rural West Virginia, received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2005 and a Master of Public Health from West Virginia University in 2008. She explains, “In line with my interest in health promotion and a desire to share healthy, active lifestyles with others, I completed my Community Health Education Specialist certification shortly after graduation while working for the National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).”
Cortney moved to Nevada in 2009 to begin work as the Health Educator and Public Information Officer for Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS), and soon transitioned to the epidemiology section at CCHHS as a Disease Intervention Specialist. In November of 2012, She accepted the position of Western Nevada Safe Routes to School Coordinator.
Cortney now spends her time educating and encouraging youth in Lyon, Storey, Carson and Douglas counties about safe walking and biking, while sharing the fun of being active. She also advocates for improved infrastructure and laws to protect cyclists and pedestrians. She says she enjoys the opportunities her position offers to interact with the community, partner agencies, and non-profit organizations.
When she is not working, you can find Cortney trail running, rock climbing or riding her bike or her horse. She also serves on the boards of Muscle Powered – Citizens for a Walkable and Bikable Carson City and The Harvest Hub. Additionally, she works as a news anchor for the local news broadcast on Carson TV.