Aaron Perry, the founder and president of Rebalanced Life Wellness Association, was recently announced as a new member of the Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC), which directs and approves funds to support public health initiatives through community grants, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Partnership Program of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
The nine-member panel includes representatives from the statewide community, the Office of the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Perry is deeply connected with Madison’s Black community, especially Black men and youth, and the mission of his Rebalanced Life Wellness Association program seeks to ensure that Black men and boys living in under-represented communities have the opportunity to live fuller, healthier lives. Perry also opened the nation’s first Men’s Health Education Center inside JP Hair Design on Madison’s West Side in 2016, and founded the Perry Family Free Clinic in 2022. He has also hosted many years of athletic programs centering on running and cycling for communities of Black men, and providing education around chronic health issues that severely impact communities of color.
“Mr. Perry is an effective public health leader who brings extensive experience, insight and expertise that will greatly inform and help guide OAC’s grantmaking decisions and strategies,” said Dr. Amy Kind, UW School of Medicine and Public Health associate dean for social health sciences and programs and executive director of the Wisconsin Partnership Program, in a statement. “We are pleased to welcome him to the committee.”
Perry’s term will go through October 31, 2026.
For more information on the Oversight and Advisory Committee visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison webpage.