Colleen Svoboda, MPH

Partnerships & Assessment Manager 

Professional Summary

2019 – present, Partnerships and Assessment Manager, UNMC College of Public Health
2017 – 2019, Program Coordinator, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
2014 – 2017, Administrator, Office of Community Health & Performance Management, Nebraska DHHS, Division of Public Health
2009 – 2014, Performance Improvement Manager, Office of Community and Rural Health, Nebraska DHHS, Division of Public Health
2005 – 2009, Program Coordinator, Office of Community Health & Performance Management, Nebraska DHHS, Division of Public Health 


Master of Public Health (Health Behavior and Health Education), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts (Biology), Nebraska Wesleyan University

Professional Development

Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF)
Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitation Methods
Certified Public Manager Program, University of Nebraska – Omaha
Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute

Volunteer Activities

Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Site Visitor (2012 to present)
Public Health Association of Nebraska (PHAN) Board Member (2015 to present)
PHAN Board President (2017 – 2019)


Colleen is an experienced facilitator, planner, community health advocate, and performance improvement specialist. Colleen started her public health career providing technical assistance and training to local health departments in Nebraska. She led a team of six to coordinate a successful accreditation effort at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services requiring a focus on community health assessment, strategic planning, health improvement planning, quality improvement, performance management, and workforce development. Colleen was a Program Coordinator at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center managing community grants, implementing community health needs assessments, and coaching community organizations in their efforts to prevent childhood obesity. Currently, she is the Partnerships and Assessment Manager at the UNMC, College of Public Health.