COE Advisory Board

The Office of Community Outreach & Engagement’s Community Advisory Board was created in 2006 with the mission of recommending best practices related to cultural competency, education, awareness and access and treatment services to eliminate/reduce cancer inequities for the medically underserved

It is currently comprised of 12 community members and meets quarterly. The CAB includes representation from Black, African-American, Hispanic, Latino, Native American, Asian, African, and rural, immigrant, and refugee populations in the WNY area.

Ann Abdella
A2 Associates

Brian Archie
Prostate Cancer Educator / Team Integrator for Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Lucy Candelario
Executive Director
The Belle Center

Providencia Carrion
Longtime Buffalo Westside and Hispanic community and heritage activist, member of several community activist, advocacy and taskforce organizations, including PUSH Buffalo

Melissa Davis
Office of Counseling and Academic Advisement
University at Buffalo-Educational Opportunity Center

Narseary Harris
First Lady of WNY (FLOW member)
Lead for Health Ministries for WNY Churches

Rob Jones
Executive Director
Breast Cancer Network of WNY, Inc

Donald Lee
Prostate Cancer Survivor
African American Cancer Research Advocate
Roswell ROCKstar - Lay Health Advisor

Melody Marchese
Senior Manager
Belmont Housing Services

May Shogan
International Institute of Buffalo

Rory Wheeler
Member of the Seneca Nation (Turtle Clan)
Leader, Native Youth Leadership Alliance
Board Member, Association of American Indian Affairs

Star Wheeler
Director of Health and Wellness
Native American Community Services (NACS of WNY)

Contact Us

Nikia Clark
Community Relations Coordinator
Phone: 716-845-4888