Community Health Program Manager ~ HSR 4/5 North
Department of State & Human Services
Mr. Choice is currently employed as the Community Health Program Manager for the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 4/5 north.
Mr. Choice also worked for KLTV Channel 7 as a Community Affairs Director, where he produce a local public affairs program and worked with local non-profits to promote their message through the KLTV media. He received the distinguished national “Bonner McClain” public service award for his work with the “every fifteen minutes program”. A program that teaches youth about the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.
Currently Mr. Choice overseas several Community Health Programs within the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 4/5 north. However his passion is addressing HIV/AIDS among the African American Community. In 2006 Mr. Choice and Region 4/5 north hosted a faith based teen summit on “Knowing Your Status”, over 200 youth and their parents were in attendance. They received knowledge and information about HIV/AIDS that they may not otherwise would have received. Mr. Choice also produced Public Service Announcements utilizing local pastors in the African American Community entitled “Our People Parish for Lack of Knowledge”.
Mr. Choice is a past elected official having served as a Tyler City Councilman from 2001-2007. He is the owner and proprietor of Above Average Building Maintenance located in Tyler, Texas. Mr. Choice currently attends Starrville CME Church where he serves as Chairman of the Steward Board, a member of the male chorus, and usher board.
He is married to his wife Vanessa Choice of thirty two years and they have three children, Melanie, Breanna, and Derrick II.