Staci Young, PhD
Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement
A lifelong Milwaukeean, Dr. Young has dedicated her research to studying community-based healthcare delivery, the structural causes of health disparities, and the effects on traditionally vulnerable populations. Her current work focuses on health care delivery among free and charitable clinics, the effects of racism and residential segregation on cancer survivorship, and exposure to violence and housing access for women in street-based sex work.
COE Team Members
Debra Nevels, MSHCM
Program Manager, Community Outreach and Engagement
Deb has served as program manager of community outreach and engagement at the MCW Cancer Center since 2019. Her career spans 7 years leading healthcare initiatives at the American Cancer Society to support newly diagnosed cancer patients and decrease the cancer burden across populations.
Community Engagement Coordinator, Hispanic Outreach
Raul has served in the healthcare community as a medical interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients for more than 15 years. In his current role, he leads Hispanic outreach efforts for communities across Wisconsin.
Community Engagement Coordinator, Women’s Health and Faith-based Outreach
Melanie is a leader in volunteer services, with extensive experience guiding program development for non-profit faith-based and healthcare organizations. She is an inspirational public speaker and an advocate for social justice.
Community Engagement Coordinator, Men's Health Outreach
Ambrose came to MCW in 2022 after a decade in public service roles in education, health, and well-being. He is using his passion for wellness coaching to support men’s health initiatives in the community, including a support group for prostate cancer survivors.