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Faculty and Staff|Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Canyon Hardesty, M.S., CHES

Canyon Hardesty, M.S., CHES, is the coordinator of community education for Wyoming Institute for Disabilities. Canyon oversees programs, training and technical assistance related to health, education, early intervention and assistive technology.  She is exploring new delivery platforms and audience-targeted trainings to provide continuing education for education and health professionals.  Her background in health and health care ethics provides a rich and welcome perspective to the Wyoming Family to Family Health Information Center, Wyoming Act Early, Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources, and related programs, as well as health-related program development. 

Prior to joining WIND, Canyon worked for seven years at the Wyoming Department of Health focusing on increasing access to core public health services in communities throughout Wyoming. She has experience in grant administration and community program development grounded in data driven, evidence based and best practice. Canyon’s specific interests lie in policy development and systems change. 

Currently, Canyon serves on the board at Laramie Reproductive Health and is a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities Community Education Directors Council.

Canyon earned a master’s degree in Health Care Ethics from Creighton University, and a master’s degree in Kinesiology and Health from the University of Wyoming.


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