Our Staff

Danise C. Wilson, MPH
Executive Director

Danise C. Wilson, MPH is a lifelong resident of Buffalo, NY and has committed the last 20 years to the enhancement and enrichment of her community through outreach and mentorship. Mrs. Wilson is a graduate of the Buffalo Public School system, Daemen College, and the University at Buffalo, Masters of Public Health degree program. She brings to this position experience in human resource management, organizational leadership, community engagement and program management.

As the mother of five children in the Buffalo Public and Charter School systems, she is personally invested in promoting the advancement of health outcomes and quality education in Western New York. Mrs. Wilson is also a passionate activist, serving as a community volunteer and helping to enhance the overall well-being of youth in her community.

As the Executive Director, she wants to encourage and provide an opportunity for individuals in Erie and Niagara counties to pursue health careers, and come back to serve in the communities where they are from. Prepare, Groom and Grow our Own!




Mignon Otis

Office Coordinator





Denise O. Walden

Program Manager



Shealyn McCoy, MPH, CPF

Program Specialist


Shealyn McCoy is a lifelong resident of Buffalo, New York. She serves as the Program Coordinator for the SEARCH Program, as well as assisting with the Millennium Collaborative Care PPS Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Training Program at Erie Niagara AHEC. Shealyn received her Bachelors in Biology and Spanish from Canisius College, and her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health and Health Behavior from the University at Buffalo. Shealyn is committed to listening to communities’ needs and facilitating growth from within.

For information about the SEARCH Program or other undergraduate and graduate student opportunities contact Shealyn directly.

Brittany Mitchell, MSW

Program Specialist


Brittany Mitchell is the Program Specialist for the Millennium Collaborative Care PPS Cultural Competency and Health Literacy Training Program at Erie Niagara AHEC. Brittany received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Health and Human Services with a concentration in Community Mental Health from the University at Buffalo in 2013, and her Masters of Social Work in 2016. She has worked in a variety of human services fields including education, staff development, social services, child welfare, and developmental disabilities. Brittany is passionate about community education and making a positive impact on her community.

For more information on professional education opportunities please contact Brittany directly.


Tajé K. Jenkins-Jones, BS

Program Coordinator


Tajé K. Jenkins-Jones, BS is the Program Coordinator at Erie Niagara AHEC. Tajé received his Bachelor of Science in Communications and Media Studies at Medaille College in 2016. He  works as Social Media and Marketing consultant for multiple small businesses in the Western New York area. Tajé is passionate about sexual health education especially among QPOC and youth.