Janelle Anderson, a Doctor of Health Education student, ’15, has been selected as a Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program candidate.
Out of 7,800 applications, 600 individuals were selected to join the highly competitive program. Anderson, who will begin a two year rotation starting October 1, will undergo 160 hours of interactive training, challenging work assignments, and upon completion, prestige recognition as a graduate of the PMF Program.
“Janelle is an innovator with an unquenchable passion for health education and health promotion,” said Donna Allen, PhD, assistant professor, ATSU-College Graduate Health Studies. “Her dedication to the field and desire to work in public service does not go unnoticed.”
Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.
Currently, Anderson works on the programmatic side of a federal program allowing her to implement federal policy. After fulfilling the PMF Program, she hopes to transition to a position allowing her to be a part of the policy development process. She is slated to graduate in August from ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies.