In her role with the Office of Diversity and Outreach, Armenta utilizes her expertise in building community partnerships to engage disparate communities. Armenta will focus on outreach and education to underserved communities and increase their opportunities to participate in cancer research.
Prior to her position at Abramson Cancer Center, Armenta served as the program manager at Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach. She was responsible for managing outreach activities which included education and training. She planned, designed, and implemented programs to address cancer health disparities which included, a Digital Storytelling Project as well as a Community Ambassador Training Program.
Armenta previously served as a training manager for the Family Planning Council – TRAINING 3 (now known as AccessMatters). In her role she provided technical assistance and training programs for health care providers throughout HHS Region III. She designed and facilitated a “Training of Trainers” Science-Based Curricula which was delivered to Region III grantees. She also coordinated numerous training and professional development activities for local and regional health care provides often working collaboratively through grant projects with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Office of Population affairs (OPA).
Armenta currently serves as a member of Penn’s Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board where she is the co-chair of the Black Men’s Health Initiative.
She received her Master of Science in Health Education from Saint Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Millersville University.