Bailey Cernosek is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent for Kendall County.
In this role, Cernosek will help develop and implement agency programs, and will conduct outreach to help people of all ages improve their dietary habits and long-term health and wellness.
Cernosek, who earned a bachelor’s degree in human nutrition from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has experience in public health operations and educational program delivery. She is also experienced in organizational implementation and maintenance of health regulatory compliance and best practices.
“Bailey’s education and background, along with her knowledge of the agency and its programs, make her a great fit for this position,” said Michael Haynes, AgriLife Extension District 10 administrator. “She will be an advocate for health and wellness and provide practical, research-based information and guidance for residents of all ages.”
Cernosek was previously the AgriLife Extension health agent for Jim Wells County. Her duties included assisting with program development, leading educational programs and activities, and supporting other staff members with their programs. She also supervised the Jim Wells County Better Living for Texans nutrition education associate and collaborated with community groups to improve and increase participation in AgriLife Extension programming.
Prior to joining AgriLife Extension, Cernosek was an independent nutrition consultant, providing nutrition advice and health information to clients. She helped educate clients on how to meet personal health and fitness goals and consulted with them on appropriate physical activity.
She is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity Kingsville Chapter and former member of the Student Dietetics Association.
“I feel my education and experience in public health and evaluating dietary habits, my cooking skills and desire to promote wellness, and my health and safety training will all be useful in helping the residents of Kendall County,” Cernosek said. “I’m looking forward to making an impact in this county through AgriLife Extension’s programs and other opportunities.”