Magon M. Saunders, DHSc, MS, RDN, LD
Adjunct Professor of Health Services Administration, School of Health Services Administration
DHSc: Health Sciences with concentration in Global Health, A. T. Still University, Mesa, AZ; Nutrition Residency- Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA; MSc- Allied Health with concentration in Nutrition Education-Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; BSc- Community Nutrition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
4800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, Florida 34211
Dr. Magon Saunders presently serves as a Program Development Consultant in the federal public health system where she provides technical assistance and support to State and territorial public health departments. Dr. Saunders also provides subject matter expertise to federal grantees in the areas of health systems improvement, public health policy, health equity, and clinical-community linkages. She has worked in the field of public health for over 30 years serving in various leadership capacities not only in the United States, but in the Cayman Islands, and Jamaica. Additionally, Dr. Saunders owns and operates a private nutrition consulting company in Atlanta, GA, and leads her team’s efforts to provide medical nutrition therapy, self-management trainings, conferences, and other consultation services to disparate populations.
Prior to joining the federal public health system in 2007, she served as the Program Director for the Georgia Diabetes Prevention & Control and Drive for Sight Programs at the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH). While at the GDPH, Dr. Saunders assessed Georgia’s capacity to address diabetes, and used the findings of the assessment to develop Georgia’s first diabetes strategic plan. A tireless community volunteer, Dr. Saunders works at the national, state, and local levels with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and is the recent Past Chair of the ADA’s National African American Initiatives. Dr. Saunders is a recipient of the 2006 Georgia Governor’s Community Services Award and a proud author of several books, and an upcoming health care provider course on Forgiveness and Health in African American Patients.