Jymann Davis has been appointed the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent for Comal County.
Davis is responsible for planning and implementing youth and adult health, wellness and nutrition programming throughout the county. This includes instruction and educational outreach related to chronic disease management, physical fitness, worksite wellness, Medicare fraud, the Master Wellness Volunteer Program and 4-H projects.
“We are excited to have Jymann as part of our powerhouse team to advance the mission of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension across District 10, enriching our relationships with our current clientele and developing new AgriLife followers,” said Michael Haynes, AgriLife Extension district administrator based in Uvalde.
Davis has varied experience as a teacher and in communications and educational diagnostics. She also previously worked for AgriLife Extension in Stephens County from 1994-1996 and in Galveston County from 2014-2019.
She earned a master’s degree in family studies from Texas Woman’s University in Denton and a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from Abilene Christian University. She also completed 33 hours above her master’s degree at Texas A&M Commerce, where she received her educational diagnostician certification.
During her past experience as an AgriLife Extension family and community health agent for Galveston County, Davis implemented and evaluated educational programs and activities in the areas of family and community health, Better Living for Texans, 4-H and Youth Development and the Texas Extension Education Association. She developed comprehensive outreach program plans to address critical issues and clientele needs as well as coordinated and collaborated with other county agents, agency specialists, groups and organizations to provide and conduct educational programs.
In her earlier experience for AgriLife Extension in Stephens County, Davis coordinated 4-H food and nutrition, clothing and textile, consumer education and home interior projects. She also conducted civic and community seminars involving advice for family finances, consumer education, energy efficiency, childcare, eldercare awareness, gardening, canning and nutrition. Other duties included teaching parenting skills classes, advising adult education clubs and working with the county’s chamber of commerce and school district.
“I have a passion for helping people be informed and educated concerning health and nutrition resources, chronic disease management, physical activity and worksite wellness,” Davis said. “I look forward to meeting and providing individuals and families in Comal County with practical information through education, resources, management techniques and hands-on cooking demonstrations to strengthen both their mental and physical health.”
Davis’ educational experience has included being an educational diagnostician for the Grand Prairie Independent School District, Cedar Hill Independent School District and Garland Independent School District.
As a communications specialist for West Texas Utilities in Abilene, Davis promoted the safe and wise use of electricity through appliance promotions and multimedia presentations and educational programs.
Davis has also provided leadership in a number of professional and service organizations on county, district, state and national levels, including the San Antonio Livestock Exposition-Leadership Extension Program, as a Path to the Plate Champion Agent, and for the Texas Extension Education Association, Texas Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences and National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences. She is also a member of the Epsilon Sigma Phi-Alpha Zeta state chapter, a National Epsilon Sigma Phi member and a National American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences member.
Davis has also received a variety of awards and recognition for her service, including a 2018 Texas Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences Award; Multi-Diversity Team Award, Alpha Zeta-Texas Chapter 1st Place; Multi-Diversity Team Award, National Southern Region winner; Early Career Service Recognition Award-Alpha Zeta-Texas Chapter; Mary W. Wells Memorial Diversity Team Award-Texas-1st Place Southern Region and national; and 2012 Light of the Family State Award from American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-Texas Affiliate O’Banion Middle School in the Garland ISD. She also received various state student awards and scholarships as a Home Economics Department student at Abilene Christian University.