Community Advisory Board

The MCW Cancer Center works closely with members of our community to understand and address the cancer disparities in the areas we serve.
Comprised of dedicated cancer survivors as well as community, academic, and non-profit leaders, the Community Advisory Board advises Cancer Center leadership and teams regarding actions and approaches to addressing the cancer burden in eastern Wisconsin. In addition, the Board guides, and participates in community-engaged research, cancer prevention and control activities, as well as clinical care and policy change.

Community Advisory Board Members


Sheila Parrish-Spence, JD, MSE
Attorney (Cancer Survivor)

Alonzo Walker, MD
MCW Emeritus Professor of Surgical Oncology

Community Members

Bryan Bainbridge
Executive Director
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council

Carol Cameron
Program Manager (Cancer Survivor)
Pink Shawl Initiative

Martin Childs
Senior Pastor
Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church

Don Cohen
Director of Development
Outreach Community Health Center

Marquita Edwards
Director of Community Engagement
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Ginny Finn
Chief Development Officer
Milwaukee Area Technical College

David Goines
Community Relations Coordinator
Progressive Community Health Centers, Inc.

Yvonne Greer, DrPH
Executive Director
Milwaukee County Organizations Promoting Prevention

Keeshia Jones
President (Cancer Survivor)
Sisters Network of Southeast Wisconsin

Patricia McManus, PhD
Executive Director
Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc. 

Chris Nielsen
Associate Director, Cancer Partnerships
American Cancer Society

Christina Shannon, ND, MBA
Executive Director, Cancer Services
Froedtert Health

Tracy Williams
Executive Director
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

Peter Zehren
Vice President, Advancement
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center 


Learn More

To get in touch with a member of the Community Advisory Board or to receive the latest meeting notes, please contact Deb Nevels at

Meetings and Events

Quarterly Meetings
Jan - April - July - Oct
Fourth Tuesday, 1-2:20 p.m.
Leadership Meetings
Feb - Apr - Jun - Oct - Dec
Fourth Wednesday, 12-1:20 p.m.
MCW Cancer Center, Room C5318N