Netroots Nation: Speaker/Trainer Profile

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Eileen Smith

Executive Director
South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace

Reverend Eileen O. Smith A registered nurse, Reverend Eileen O. Smith retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Southwest District where she was the Violence and Injury Prevention Consultant for the Southwest District. Rev. Smith serves on many boards and committees including the Birmingham Foundation board of directors, and is the Executive Director of the South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace (SPCP), founded by the Birmingham Foundation in 2005 following the shooting and killing of a 16 year old Carrick HS student. She continues her work in violence prevention from a public health standpoint and oversees many initiatives including the South Pittsburgh Peacemakers street outreach intervention initiative of the SPCP that focuses on mediation and alternatives to violence. This year the Coalition will commemorate a special 10 year Annual Dare to Dream Youth Session that highlights the positive activities of youth and presents scholarships and youth awards to inner city youth. Rev. Smith is also the founder and Executive Director of the Minority Emergency Preparedness Task Force, a coalition that targets the disparate population for survival in major disasters and emergency situations as well as pandemics. Rev. Eileen O. Smith is the Senior Pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in West Newton, PA.

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