LeMiesa D. Bonton
Unity Day Human Service Commissioner
Community Outreach Program Manager

Center for Community Preparedness

Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH)

Office of Public Health (OPH)

LaMiesa Bonton joined the Office of Public Health in January 2007 but began working with the State of Louisiana in 2001.  She currently serves as the Community Outreach Program Manager for Community Preparedness.  In this role she coordinates and provides oversight for community outreach activities related to Emergency Preparedness & Response.

Prior to this, she served as a program consultant for Coordinating Office of Terrorism and Emergency Preparedness with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. GA. In this role, she was responsible for grant management of key partner organization, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of City and County Health Officials and the American Red Cross.  Prior to that LaMiesa joined CDC as a Presidential Management Fellow and worked throughout the agency in the Epidemiology Program Office, The Office of Workforce and Career Development and the National Immunization Program.

LaMiesa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology from Southern University in Baton Rouge in 2001 and a Master of Public Administration in Healthcare from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2003.