Statice Wilmore received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine and is currently employed with the City of Pasadena Public Health Department. She has managed the Tobacco Control Program as Program Coordinator II for the last seventeen years. Prior to her position with the Public Health Department, she worked for five years at the Watts Health Foundation. Passion for her work is built on a personal family loss, where her father died at age forty-nine from his fourth and fatal heart attack from cigarette smoking.
Statice has over twenty-two years of experience in implementing tobacco control programs and has facilitated over sixty tobacco control sessions at statewide and national conferences. Her sessions included: successful tobacco education strategies for reaching minority populations, developing cessation programs, and implementing local ordinances to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in indoor and outdoor air public spaces. Additional policy work includes tobacco retail licensing and conditional use permit requirements. Ms. Wilmore has extensive experience in working with the media such as: developing ads, print media, social marketing and public relations campaigns. She serves as the back-up Public Information Officer for the City of Pasadena Public Health Department. She also serves as a consultant on several workgroups for the California Department of Health Services' Tobacco Control Section to provide technical expertise on reducing youth access to tobacco, countering pro-tobacco influences, and reducing the public's exposure to secondhand smoke.