Community Advisory Board

Terri Strong, Co-Chair

Terri Strong has worked in early childhood education for 36 years, and, most recently, for 24 years as a childcare specialist for the City of Madison. She is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee, earning a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in counselling. She started working with preschool age children as a bridge to other employment in her field of study, but it became evident that working in early childhood education as a classroom teacher was her calling. As a Child Care Specialist, she works with child care programs/preschools in the City of Madison providing training, consultation, technical support to child care providers/teachers and afterschool program in areas such as supervision, financial management, grant-writing program development and inter-agency team development. She guides programs through an accreditation process that, in the end, recognizes programs for achieving a higher level of quality in the care and education provided for children and families. Her job affords the opportunity to also participate in and provide leadership in community collaborative efforts to improve the quality of life for children and youth, especially children from low income and disenfranchised populations. She is a proud member and past president of the Madison Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is a member of S.S. Morris A.M.E. Church in Madison. Ms. Strong is most interested in bringing the All of Us message to the African American Community.  The ability to advance health and medical breakthroughs by creating individualized prevention and medical management plans is an innovative way to advance the treatment of diseases. Ms. Strong hopes to be a part of helping to establish trust, because in order for medications and treatments to work for African Americans, the community has to be a part of the science and research.

Annie Weatherby-Flowers, Co-Chair

Annie Weatherby-Flowers has worked for the City of Madison for 20 years initially with the Equal Opportunities Division and currently the Madison Public Library as Community Engagement Coordinator. She possesses a BS in Psychology with a Concentration in Organizational Development and Behavioral Leadership and an MA in Education with a Concentration in Adult Learning. She is also a Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. As Community Engagement Coordinator, Annie oversees the development and implementation of MPL community engagement and impact strategies. She collaborates with local stakeholders, community and private organizations and leaders to facilitate community conversations and identify local concerns to create and maintain valuable partnerships utilizing the Library’s people, places, and platforms to engage, collaborate, and build capacity for sustainable connections to its community, strategic planning and service delivery. Annie is a very creative out-of-the-box thinker, community leader and educator. Annie has been a change agent for more than thirty plus years leading community initiatives and providing training around the issues of poverty, mental health, economic development, crime prevention, civil rights and affirmative action, diversity and inclusion, equity and social justice, substance abuse and HIV awareness and education. Committed to racial equity and social justice, Annie is involved in many initiatives in the City of Madison such as the Annual Juneteenth Day Celebration, the Martin Luther King Coalition, The City of Madison’s Neighborhood Resource and Equity Community Connection Team, and the Madison Jazz Collective. She is also the Chair of the Dane County Equal Opportunities Commission and a member of the Advisory Board of UW Madison All of Us Research Project. In addition, Annie is passionate about church ministry, economic, social and racial justice issues, Black history and resilience, community engagement and education. Her hobbies include genealogy, traveling, reading and doing Nana stuff.

Jose Guzman, MD

Dr. José Guzman is a 20 years veteran of the pharmaceutical industry. He has held several key positions in pharmaceutical sales and medical affairs including: Medical Science Liaison Team Manager, Business Regional Manager, Regional Sales Trainer, Government and GO contract Specialist, Medical Information, Marketing and Senior Medical Science Liaison.

José gained his pharmaceutical experience working for Bristol Myers Squibb, Merck, Novartis Vaccines, URL Pharma, Savient Pharma, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Allergan and Vertex.

José has experience in numerous therapeutic areas including: Oncology, pain management, infectious diseases, immunology, vaccines, rare diseases, psychiatry, endocrinology, rheumatology and CNS.

José’s management and MSL experience also includes activities occurring in the pre-launch and commercialization phases of new products in several therapeutic areas (antibiotics, vaccines, gout and CNS products).

José has five years experience in Discovery Research, Compound Development and Clinical Trials. He gained his breadth of experience working for the University of Wisconsin Oncology Center and Powderject Vaccines.

His research field includes: oncology, allergy, immunology, HIV vaccines, DNA vaccines, conjugated vaccines, influenza vaccines, rotavirus vaccines, hepatitis vaccines, pneumococcal vaccines, transdermal vaccines and HPV vaccines.

José has published articles in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Oncology Center and Powderject Vaccines.

José is a graduate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico Medical School in Mexico City where he earned a degree in medicine.

Tracey Russell

Tracey Russell is the CEO and Founder of Russell Family Doula Services, offering over a decade of support to pregnant individuals in the areas of emotional, physical, and informational resources. Tracey has been trained and certified by a nationally accredited agency, and her professional experience includes providing labor support in the case of high-risk pregnancies and births. Tracey strives to empower families to make informed decisions about their pregnancy and childbirth experiences, through trust and respect. Tracey’s involvement in initiatives such as the Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), Healthy Outcomes through Peer Educators (HOPE) Project, Black Leaders for Brain Health Committee, and Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Study allows her to bring to All of Us Community Advisory Board, a strong commitment to enhancing opportunities for diverse and underserved populations to participate in research.

Sid Korn

Sid Korn was born in New York City to a loving Jewish family.  While just 12-months old, he contracted encephalitis polio which changed his life from that point on.

By the time he was 8, Sid’s parents were in a serious automobile accident and were impacted for the remainder of their live.  As a result of these events, he ended up breaking most of my family traditions by leaving NYC, married a woman of a different faith, and also became environmentally conscious.

Sid went on to earn a BA in biology. He also set his sights on graduate studies so he could become a fisheries biologist.  He began a career working as a fisheries biologist for the federal government doing research on the effects of oil and pesticides on fish.

In 1970, he moved to Marine County north of San Francisco where he met and married his wife. The two started a family and by 1975, the Korns moved to Juneau, Alaska, fulfilling his dream to be far away from big cities.  While there, he found the Baha’i Faith and took up flying in  his spare time, visiting many villages in Alaska and the Yukon. His love of the diversity of mankind grew as  experienced the wonderful indigenous peoples of Alaska.

In 1995, the family packed up and moved to the coldest city in the world, Yakutsk, Siberia, in Russia.  Baha’is had been invited by the Sakha Republic to teach English and provide alcohol education for children.  As a result of childhood experiences, Sid recovers from alcohol addiction.  The lives, kindness and culture of the Yakut indigenous people were amazing, he said.  In 1996, Sid moved to Vancouver Island, Canada, to volunteer at an international school. Finally, in 1998, he moved to Middleton.  1n 2013, he came very close to dying from diffuse large B cell lymphoma, and in 2020 Sid was diagnosed with a Merkle cell carcinoma.  “I’m still here!” he says.  “So, I have a deep appreciation for medical research and desire to see it benefit all of mankind!”

Christine Russell, B.A.

Christine Russell currently serves as Director of Health & Wellness Programs with the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness. With a background in health promotion and corporate wellness, she brings over 17 years of experience supporting and administering health and wellness programming for hospital systems, global pharmaceutical companies, and national health management organizations, bringing greater health, wellness, and outcomes to employees and families.

Christine is known for her creativity, mindfulness and intention in the health and wellness space. With a hope-filled, transformative wellness journey of her own, she infuses her training as a fitness and yoga instructor, intrinsic wellness coach, and essential oil practitioner into her program development. She rounds out her experience with program implementation, data analytics, marketing, and communications, and leads strategic initiatives.

In addition to her role at the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness, Christine serves as a Community Advisory Board Member at the All of Us Research Program. Through her leadership and advocacy, she works to ensure that the voices and health needs of underrepresented populations, particularly Black women, are prioritized in research initiatives.

Christine’s passion for community impact and multifaceted approach to integrated wellness, has inspired her local work in Greater Madison to support underserved individuals and their families through support groups, maternal care, financial, and physical well-being. Her transition from corporate wellness to community health drives her commitment to further support her own community and create empowering spaces and experiences where Black women and their families can thrive.

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