Read more about the early activities of this group in this report: PCORI-Detroit-HealthLink-Final-Report-Feb-2019.pdf (136 downloads)
Western Wayne Cancer Action Council Members:
|Bernice Renee Bankhead|
Resident of Inkster
Vision is to involve more community efforts with patients to address cancer issues and obtain more information to help educate others.
Wife of 36 years, mother of 2 daughters, grandmother of 3 grandchildren, retired from Ford Motor Company
Strong community advocate for underserved families in and around Inkster
Vision is to empower others about cancer care and diagnosis through her strong advocacy skills. Her mom, nephew, dad and brother all had cancer so it is very close to her heart.
|Diane S. Brown|
Mother is a three-time cancer survivor, lost 4 cousins to cancer. She is a wife, a mother of 3 and grandmother of 3.
Maranatha School of Ministry—emphasis on community outreach & training
Voice student at Art Center Music School
Vision is to come up with solutions to help cancer patients, survivors and their families with a passion for cancer research.
Proud mother of her 20-year old son studying Biology at Virginia Union University and 10-year old daughter in 4th grade
Southern University A&M College
Vision is to provide an extended amount of time with supports, follow-up and resources for residents of Inkster for the end goal of their research project to help the community in regards to cancer.
Mother of 3 sons with a medical background of 15+ years
Associates Degree in General Sciences
Vision to learn how cancer affects people in her community, how to better engage and communicate prevention to people in the community, treatment for various forms of cancer and overall knowledge of cancer effects.
Hospital CEO/COO throughout the U.S. in Brooklyn, Washington D.C., St. Louis, MO, Atlanta, Detroit, as well as extensive international travel and hospital commissioning consulting in Nigeria and Gabon.
B.S. Biology Tennessee State University, 1963
M.H.A. Hospital Administration University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1971
|Tristan Shalise Amos|
Oldest of 4 children, mom is a breast and cervical cancer survivor, mother of 2 girls.
Southwestern High School Graduate, Detroit 2001
Associates Degree in Business, Baker College 2010
Certified Lactation Counselor, 2013
Vision is to gain more insight on cancer, what triggers it, and how to educate others and myself on how to survive it. Develop more support within and around the community. Hope for a cure one day and excited to give tremendous support for these efforts. Wants to be proactive to help protect loved ones from breast and cervical cancer and an advocate for breastfeeding to decrease risk of reproductive cancers.
Recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, mother of 3, grandmother of 2, she cared for her ailing spouse and travels on behalf of her community’s needs by presenting concerns at the State and National level. Retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years, she is a sought after speaker, trusted minister and beloved friend preparing for her 5th foreign mission trip.
Vision is an extension of her long-time history of community activism and advocacy and her life’s mission is to fully engage on behalf of those whose voices are not often heard, motivated by the love of God.