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Kim Eshleman

Special Projects Manager and Faith Community Liaison, Faithful Families Thriving Communities

4101 Beryl Road, 240P


Kim Eshleman is a Special Projects Manager with the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences at NC State University and serves as Faith Community Liaison for the Faithful Families Thriving Communities through the Steps to Health program. In her role at NC State, she has had the opportunity to work on several different research and community outreach projects related to food, nutrition and health, and she has a deep interest and passion for work that will help to build and support healthy and thriving families and communities. She is currently obtaining her MS in Youth, Family and Community Sciences at NC State University.

Programs and Initiatives

  • Faith Community Liaison – Faithful Families Thriving Communities
  • Project Manager – FIRST: Food Insecurity, Responses, Solutions, and Transformation During COVID-19
  • Project Manager – Health Matters
  • Project Manager – Voices into Action: The Families Food and Health Project

Contributing Websites

Selected Publications

  • Bowen, S., Hardison-Moody, A., Eshleman, K., Hossfeld, C., Maaita, M., Muhammad, N., Shisler, R., & Solorzano, G. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 on experiences of food insecurity across place: A qualitative research protocol. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 20.
  • Eshleman, K. Health Matters Connects Parks and Recreation and Cooperative Extension. Recre8 North Carolina. 72(2). 8-11.


BA English University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MS (In-progress) Youth, Family and Community Sciences NC State University

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Program Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Faith-Based Health Promotion
  • Food Insecurity