CUNA Mutual vice president and Black Oxygen podcast host Angela Russell will moderate a panel discussion titled “Grace Under Pressure: How to set boundaries before becoming overstressed, overworked, & overwhelmed” on Monday, October 10, 2022, the first day of the Wisconsin Leadership Summit.
Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.
Angela Russell is the Chief Diversity Officer and is the Vice President of the CUNA Mutual Foundation at CUNA Mutual Group. In these roles, Angela provides strategic enterprise-wide leadership to ensure that CUNA Mutual’s commitment to DEI is reflected in the workplace, community partnerhips and marketplace in our products, processes and services.
In 2021, she was the recipient of the inaugural DEI Trailblazer Award from the African American Credit Union Coalition. In 2018, she was named as one of the nation’s most powerful diversity executives by Black Enterprise magazine.
Angela has 20 years of professional experience. Prior to joining CUNA Mutual she worked in various roles in public health including serving as a Health Equity Coordinator for Public Health Madison Dane County and she was the Community Engagement Lead for the national County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Population Health Institute.
Angela has also worked in a variety of roles in Wisconsin state government including Division Administrator for the Division of Early Care and Education, and Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Department of Children and Families, and Policy Advisor to Governor Jim Doyle. She was formerly an epidemiologist with Wisconsin AIDS/HIV and Hepatitis C Program at the Department of Health Services.
Angela serves on the Board of Directors for JustDane which is focused on providing programing for individuals returning to the Dane County community after incarceration. She also hosts a Wisconsin based podcast called Black Oxygen, which was recently awarded the 2021 Wisconsin Innovation Award.
Angela he holds a Master of Science in Population Health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Beloit College. In 2021, Angela was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science degree from Beloit College.
Joining Angela on the panel are:
- Dr. Rainey Briggs, Superintendent, School District of Baraboo
- ananda mirilli, Grant Director, WI Network, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- Miriam Brabham, Multicultural Student Success Manager, UW-Green Bay Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Office
- The Honorable Reverend Everett Mitchell, Presiding Judge, Dane County Circuit Court Juvenile Division
- Griselda Aldrete, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Alliant Energy
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.