We are thrilled to announce that TeKema Balentine, recently crowned Miss Black USA, will moderate the Wisconsin Leadership Summit panel on how to address disparities in the American health care system on Monday, October 7.
TeKema is both a health care professional and student, and a women’s health advocate.
TeKema was born in Dyersburg, Tennessee but raised in Madison. She is an alumna of Madison East High School who is currently pursing a nursing degree at Madison College. Throughout the year, TeKema works as a model, signed to the local Rock Agency, as a private duty caregiver with a local teen, as a care giver with BrightStar Home Care and as a coach for Madison East Track and Field. She also sits on the committee for P.A.T.C.H.(Providers and Teens Communication for Health), a program organized by Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health. TeKema’s hobbies include gardening, jogging with her local Sole Sistas running group, high jumping, and tending to her pets.