In her previous role as the associate director for state relations and communications at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, LaShon oversaw communications to governor-appointed state human service leaders and worked at the intersection of policy communications and human service delivery needs. Additionally, she managed communications for the department’s first public-private partnership that focused on improving the economic mobility of underrepresented communities across the country. She also trained department leadership on vaccine hesitancy and served as a trusted messenger for the COVID-19 vaccine.
LaShon has served state and federal cabinet-level leaders and the Mayor of D.C. as a communications chief and spokesperson. LaShon advised heads of public agencies in bringing forth wide-scale reforms in child welfare, healthcare, and public safety — helping them become national and international models.
LaShon attended Howard University where she majored in Journalism and minored in African-American studies. She now lives in Maryland with her husband and their two daughters.