Born and raised in an impoverished region of Alabama known as the Black Belt, RaSheda Workman has developed a solid reputation as an uncompromising advocate for change. Equipped with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in health studies, Mrs. Workman has used her experiences to successfully implement initiatives to promote public health, close achievement gaps, and develop rural and underserved areas into sustainable communities.

Successfully working in all levels of government and throughout the community, Mrs. Workman has coordinated medication assistance and health education programs for indigent patients, worked to improve health delivery systems in the nineteen poorest counties in Alabama, and until recently served as District Policy Advisor and Outreach Coordinator in the Office of United States Congressman Artur Davis. Mrs. Workman currently serves as the sole provider of science education for a small, rural high school in Hale County and was recognized by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association for general excellence in the classroom in her first year of teaching. She has held executive level appointments and serves on several commissions and boards including the Black Belt Community Foundation, Governor Riley’s Rural Action Commission, and Habitat for Humanity Hale County.