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 Administrator

Mignon Otis is the Office Administrator and began working for ENAHEC in January 2018. She started working in the non-profit world in 2012. Before then, she spent 11 years working for the Canadian Consulate General in Buffalo, New York where she credits having learned much about the world through the eyes of the Consulate. From there, her mission work has allowed her to be involved in women’s reproductive health and community foundation work in the areas of education, racial equity, preserving and restoring environmental resources and strengthening the region as a center for the Arts.  Her passion is serving her community through health and wellness initiatives & education.

Autum Carter
Program Coordinator

Autum Carter is a Program Coordinator at Erie Niagara AHEC, and has been with the agency since October 2019. Autum received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University at Buffalo in May of 2019, and is currently studying at the University at Buffalo pursuing her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health and Health Behavior as well as a Master’s in Urban Planning with a concentration in Community Health and Food Systems. A Buffalo native, Autum’s passion stems from the desire to improve health outcomes and promote healthier lifestyles for all of those around her. Increasing access to healthy food options, quality housing and education, and safe green space in underserved communities, are just a few of the things she plans to accomplish in her future.

Brittany Mitchell, MSW
Program Manager

Brittany Mitchell is the Program Manager at Erie Niagara AHEC and has been with the organization since early 2017. She began as a Program Coordinator for the organization before taking on the role of Manager. 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 in Social Work in 2016. She has worked in a variety of human service fields including education, staff development, social services, child welfare, and developmental disabilities. She is also a field educator for the MSW Program at UB and the BSW Program at Niagara University. Brittany is passionate about community education and making a positive impact in the lives of Western New Yorkers. 

Olabowale Olola “Ola”
Program Specialist

Olabowale Olola is the Program Specialist at Erie Niagara AHEC and has been with the organization since early 2019. She began as an intern and program assistant before taking the role of specialist. She is currently working on the AHEC Scholars and Doctors Across New York (DANY) Programs. Ola received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with a Pre-Medicine concentration from Washington Adventist University in 2018. She is currently a second-year Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Epidemiology at the University at Buffalo. Ola has always been heavily involved in campus life and has taken various leadership positions during her college days. Ola is passionate about public health risk behaviors, maternal and child health, and global health. She plans to obtain her Post Doctorate degree in public health after her Master’s Program in May 2020.