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Vaccine Voices

Hugs, the Puerto-Rican Festival: These are just a few of the things that Ida Perez, director of IBERO Children and Family Stability Services, Early Childhood Center, is looking forward to after receiving both doses of vaccine.

Spanish version of Ida Perez video

The Wilmot Community Cancer Action Council (CCAC)

The CCAC is empowered to inform research priorities and develop opportunities to address cancer disparities. Members come from a wide variety of community-centered groups, including public health departments, healthcare systems, school districts, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, and community- and faith-based organizations.

Four priority working groups have been identified by the CCAC: community-driven research, rural outreach, primary prevention, and patient and survivor resources.

If you’re interested in having your voice heard, consider joining us in our efforts. Harnessing community strength is critical to success. 

Please contact Pamela Bailie for more information. ​

CCAC Steering Committee




CCAC Co-chairs

Candice Lucas

Monroe County Department of Public Health

Nikisha Ridgeway


Risk Reduction Chairs

Ronalyn Pollack

Native American Cultural Center

Iluminada Vilca

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Rural Outreach Chairs

Lynae Wyckoff

Bassett Healthcare Network


Cali Riese

Bassett Healthcare Network

Patient and Survivorship Resources Chairs

Lizanne Zamites

Sustain Inspire Survive

Carin Adams

Gilda’s Club Rochester

Community Driven Research Chairs

Karen Hermance

Edelman-Gardner Cancer Research Foundation

Jeffrey Freeman

Common Ground Health