Joyce Swetlick received a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in Public Health in Health Behavior and Education from UNC School of Public Health. Joyce Swetlick started her career in tobacco control twenty-five years ago in Northern Kentucky as a Health Educator in a district health department and became the first Tobacco Prevention Coordinator in the state. Although she worked in all areas of tobacco control, her primary interest is in tobacco treatment. She became a facilitator and master trainer in several cessation programs.
Before moving to North Carolina, Joyce facilitated the launch of the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line. She has been trained as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist from several national programs and today she is very proud to be part of the NC Public Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch as the Director of Tobacco Cessation for the past seven years. Her responsibilities with the Branch include building infrastructure to advance evidence-based tobacco cessation through NC providers, public and private health plans/payers, employers and community groups; and managing the NC Tobacco Use Quitline, QuitlineNC.