Conner Creek Cancer Action Council

Conner Creek Cancer Action Council

Anita Y. Orr
Detroit Native
Former DPS Speech & Language Therapist
B.A. Western Michigan University M.S. University of Michigan
Vision to serve as a conduit for current and accurate information on cancer and its research to disseminate to the community and help act upon identified needs.
Current Affiliations: Michigan Speech, Language, Hearing Foundation and Foster Care Review Board

Claire Marie Clark-Carlisle
NSO-ABA Tech & Educator, married with 1 son
B.A. Mary Grove College Masters of Education
Vision to spread information on cancer to the community to work and grow together.
Current Affiliations: Hard Court Hitter non-profit helps the whole family by building technology, education, fitness throughout community schools, churches, etc.

Deborah Stewart Anderson
Detroit native and graduate from Detroit Public Schools, community organizer, educator and advocate for the underserved. Major in Instructional Technology & Design Masters of Education from Wayne State University
Vision is to develop and disseminate educational material regarding cancer to her community. Designing educational presentations appropriate for lay person in relation to aspects of cancer prevention, detection and care.
Current Affiliations: Center for Progressive Leadership Opportunity Nation Leader for Michigan Impact Detroit Mothering Justice MSU Great Lakes Leadership Academy

Elaine Stanley
Survivor of Breast and twice Lung Cancer Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother Vision to help her community understand that there are resources & assistance available to learn more about cancer Current Affiliations: Sister’s Network Detroit Chapter

Geneva Archie
B.A. Business Vision to fully understand how research is conducted and the benefits and success of research in regards to cancer Current Affiliations: Involvement with church support group Services for senior citizen assistance Work with homeless and troubled youth

Madeline Bialecki
Detroit native, graduate from Osborn High School Past directorship at Philadelphia area non-profits Citizen Advocacy, Cabrini Mission Corps and the Delaware County Literacy Council B.A. Honors English Villanova University M.A. Religious Studies Villanova University Vision to learn more about the needs of people in her community that have been touched by cancer and how The Lake House can help meet those needs. Current Affiliations: Executive Director of The Lake House Cancer Support Center

Moriah L. Peoples
Born and raised in Detroit Lay Health Advisor for Witness Project for three years Passion for learning to work with those afflicted with cancer with goal to attend medical school and become and Oncologist Physician Executive. B.S. Biochemistry University of Michigan-Dearborn B.A. Health Policy Studies University of Michigan-Dearborn Pursuing: M.B.A at the University of Detroit Mercy ( Master of Business Administration) December 2018 M.H.S.A at the University of Detroit Mercy (Master of Health Services Administration) May 2018
Vision for the organization to become a leader in cancer outreach initiatives in the City of Detroit, awaken and invigorate interest of the youth and young adults to get involved in supporting the fight against cancer.

Vera Bailey
Peer Advisor for young, pregnant women.
Vision to inspire all people about the importance of health and trust to pursue where to find help and resources for their needs. Current Affiliations: Krangwood Associates Farewell Community Center

Veronica Dozier
Beauty School Instructor Hairdresser at three local schools for students to help make their days better Passion about service work High School Graduate Vision to learn more about cancer and resources available to educate and share information with others in the community. Current Affiliations: Distribution of food from various pantries to senior citizens with mobility/access issues

Victoria Griffin
Community Advocate & Activist
B.A. Finance Wayne State University M.B.A. University of Detroit
Vision to educate the community about cancer and prevention to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Current Affiliations: Women of AT&T Sister’s Network Detroit

Victoria Gunn
Associates Degree Liberal Arts
Vision to help her community and family with the knowledge she is gaining from the Cancer Action Council to inform others about cancer.
Current Affiliations: President Christion Women Unity Deaconess Usher Board #2

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