The University of Illinois Extension has announced Laquitsha Bejoile-Hayes as the new county director serving in Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties, effective Oct. 17.
Bejoile-Hayes is a Cahokia native and graduated from University of Illinois-Springfield with a masters in public health. She began her public health career at Eastside Health District, where she served in various roles and gained experience in program leadership and budget management. Through her experiences, she developed a passion for improving health outcomes in underserved communities.
For more on Bejoile-Hayes, please see this week’s print edition.