L. Carter Florence, DrPH, MPH, is Vice President, Programs at Meals on Wheels America. Carter works to understand and empower Meals on Wheels programs in delivering the Meals on Wheels Service Model™. In her professional capacity, Carter is responsible for building Meals on Wheels America’s overall program strategy to grow the impact of Meals on Wheels services. Carter leads grantmaking efforts aimed at building organizational capacity, provides education and training for implementing best practices and sharing lessons learned, and supports the design, testing and development of turnkey, scalable programmatic resources aimed at offering enhanced services, particularly in the areas of nutrition and socialization.
Carter has a long history working with and supporting community-based organizations to successfully design and implement health improvement programs and policies, specifically in rural and underserved areas. She is passionate about collaborating with unique partners to improve the health of communities.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Centre College and a Master and Doctor of Public Health in community health from East Tennessee State University. She is an Appalachian native and enjoys cooking, yoga, and traveling in her spare time.