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How did the pandemic amplify health inequities? Wisconsin Leadership Summit panel will dig into it


Danielle Yancey will moderate a panel titled “Lasting Impacts: How the Pandemic has Amplified our Health Inequities” on Tuesday, October 11, the second day of the 2022 Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.

Danielle Yancey (Menominee/Santee) has worked in public service for nearly twenty years focusing on programs that promote social justice, education access, and equity. Currently, she serves as the director for the Native American Center for Health Professions at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to her present role, she served as a Career Pathways Coordinator at UW Health as part of the newly formed Allied Health Education and Career Pathways focusing on workforce development in the healthcare industry. For several years, Danielle also served as a tribal liaison for the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation in tribal affairs where she worked closely with tribal communities to establish workforce development opportunities and capacity building initiatives to enhance employment access on transportation projects. Throughout her professional career, Danielle has worked closely with tribal communities, community-based organizations and educational institutions towards economic development and partnership building.

Danielle grew up on the Menominee Indian reservation in north central Wisconsin. She is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with undergraduate degrees in women’s studies and social welfare, Master of Science in urban and regional planning, and holds a sustainability leadership graduate certificate from Edgewood College.

Joining Danielle on the panel are:

  • Aurielle Smith, Director of Policy, Planning and Evaluation for Public Health Madison and Dane County
  • Dr. Lyle Ignace, Chief Executive Officer of the Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center
  • Aaron Perry, founder, Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association and Perry Family Free Clinic
  • Dr. Jasmine Zapata, Chief Medical Officer and State Epidemiologist for Community Health within the Bureau of Community Health Promotion at the Wisconsin Department of Health
  • Dr. Renita Robinson, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Prevea Health

The Wisconsin Leadership Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community-building event for people of color. It will take place October 10 and 11 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.