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WAI Faculty & Staff

Gina Green-Harris, MBA
Director, Milwaukee Outreach Program and Services

 

Contact Information

Phone: 414-219-5083
Email: greenharris@wisc.edu
Mailing address: Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Center for Urban Population Health, 1020 N. 12th Street, Suite 4180, Milwaukee, WI 53233

 

Role at the WAI

Gina Green-Harris, MBA, Director, Milwaukee Outreach Program and Services
Ms. Green-Harris is the Director of Milwaukee Outreach and Program Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, provides leadership and governance to guide and build the capacity of the WAI Milwaukee office.  She leads the outreach and research program which is designed to provide resources and recruit minorities into research that is culturally specific to African- Americans. Since joining Institute the program has more than doubled the number of African Americans enrolled in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP).  In addition, she was instrumental in collaboration between the University and Milwaukee Health Services, Inc., (a federally Qualified Health Center) to establish a minority specific memory clinic in the heart of Milwaukee. This is the first of its kind in the country.

 

Ms. Green-Harris is an appointed member of the Milwaukee County Family Care Governing Board. She serves on WI’s Alzheimer’ State Planning Committee and co- leads the Stigma group. She serves on the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) National Alzheimer’s Planning Advisory Council. Member of the Federal Office of Minority Health’s Health Equity Council as a Region V representative. She is an active member with the SE Alzheimer’s Association’s Challenging Behavior’s Task force.

 

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Central State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin University. Because of her expertise Ms. Green-Harris is often invited to conduct workshops and speak as a keynote for local, state and national conferences. Because of our successful efforts our outreach program is becoming recognized across the state and nation as a potential replication model for other areas.

 

 

Current WAI Projects: Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention Project (WRAP)

 

Background

Ms. Green-Harris has worked in minority health for over 15 years in the areas of HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, SLE Lupus, and substance abuse and domestic violence. Her experiences include community outreach, training and leadership development, grant administration and management, coalition building, creating and sustaining statewide advisory teams and councils. She has been a grant reviewer for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and has served on statewide health steering committees and boards.