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Denise J. Bennett

Denise J. Bennett

Denise J. Bennett

Technical Assistance Specialist


Liberal Studies—Concentration in African American History,
North Carolina State University

Area(s) of Work

Biographical Statement 

Denise J. Bennett, MA, is a Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist and a member of the web team with the Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center within the Trohanis Technical Assistance Projects at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She provides technical assistance to state interagency coordinating councils (ICC) on racial equity and communication. Denise also is editor of the monthly newsletter, eNotes, that shares resources and news items from ECTA, and other agencies or organizations related to early intervention and early childhood special education.

Her career in communications, public relations, and cultural diversity has spanned more than 35 years in the non-profit, private, public and governmental sectors. Prior to joining ECTA, Denise worked with the NC Division of Public Health’s Early Intervention Branch, where she coordinated the state interagency coordinating council (ICC) and led the Branch’s communications efforts. Denise served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin West Africa as a rural community health worker. While in West Africa, she also created and delivered cultural diversity training workshops for Peace Corps Volunteers and Peace Corps staff in Benin and Ghana, West Africa.