Our Advisory Board

Advisory Board

​The PHDR community-academic advisory board  is a unified board composed of University of Minnesota researchers and community members including representatives from health agencies and non-profit organizations.  While board co-chairs from the university and the community facilitate monthly meetings, all the board members carry equal status. The board has a governance role, which involves making decisions and setting strategic directions and guidance for PHDR activities. The board also aims to strengthen relationships between PHDR and local communities in order to facilitate effective community-academic research and programmatic partnerships to improve health equity. 


Maria Arboleda
Community Member

Michele Allen
University of Minnesota

Deatrick LaPointe
Community Member

Luis Ortega
SoLaHmo Partnership for Health and Wellness

Clarence Jones
Community Member

Sida Ly-Xiong
Community Chair
Department of Health

Tamiko Ralston
Ramsey County

Antonia Wilcoxon
Department of Human Services

Sue Everson-Rose
University of Minnesota

Mikow Hang
University of Minnesota