In Cicero, Illinois, collaboration has driven community change, earning the city a 2018 Culture of Health Prize.
Myeta Moon is United Way’s Director of Health, one of the three impact focus areas for United Ways around the world. Myeta brings energy and drive to the mission of making the world healthier, one community at a time via the United Way network. Prior to leading United Way Worldwide’s health initiatives, Myeta tackled the health issues of New York as the Associate Vice President of Health for the United Way of New York City, where she developed and implemented program-to-policy initiatives that addressed issues of lack of nutritious food prevalent in low-income communities.
Myeta has dedicated her career to the nonprofit and government sectors, with a focus on improving community health in urban environments. Prior to assuming her expanded role at United Way Worldwide, Myeta served as the Director of City Initiatives for KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive. In this capacity, she oversaw efforts to encourage cities to utilize play to address urban challenges with program, policy and infrastructure interventions.
Myeta brings unique perspective to her work at United Way as a result of her service to the New York City Office of Mayor Bloomberg, where she advocated on behalf of the city’s health and human services agencies to the New York state legislature, governor’s office and state agencies.
Myeta is recognized for her positive and friendly personality and is viewed as one that considers the health of the whole person for their whole life as a driving force behind her work.