Ms. Pegues has an extensive background in the health care field. A Registered Dietitian, Ms. Pegues was the Focus on Diabetes Project Manager for the Center for African American Health in Denver from 2004 to 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Pegues spent thirty years at the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging. She was a Regional Nutrition Specialist, advancing to Program Specialist, State Liaison, Chief of Program Development, Acting Regional Program Director, Team Leader and trainer. Through these roles, Ms. Pegues monitored nutrition programs for the elderly, provided technical assistance to State Units on Aging and tribal organizations in the Department of Health and Human Services Regions VIII and IX and served as Liaison to several State Units on Aging.
Ms. Pegues earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1982. A dedicated member of the dietetics community, Ms. Pegues served as the President of the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition from 2003 to 2006 as well as the President of the Colorado Dietetic Association from 1981 to 1982. Ms. Pegues is retired. She is married and has four children, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.