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Lisa Benavente

State Coordinator, Extension Associate, Staff Training and Leadership, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)


516 Brickhaven Drive, Suite 100


Area(s) of Expertise

  • Adult EFNEP
  • Youth EFNEP

Lisa Benavente is a Regional Nutrition Extension Associate for the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and SNAP-Ed Programs. She is a member of the Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. She has over 15 years experience serving limited resource families in both educator and leadership roles. Lisa currently provides leadership to EFNEP in Wake, Durham and Orange Counties. She trains, coaches, and provides programmatic supervision to area EFNEP Program Assistants/Associates and works closely with county extension directors for recruitment, hiring and evaluation of Program Assistants/Associates. In addition, Lisa is responsible for new EFNEP staff training and volunteer development.

Programs and Initiatives

  • EFNEP’s Families Eating Smart and Moving More

Contributing Websites

Selected Publications