Please join us for our forums to hear expert panelists discuss issues affecting our community. The topics are driven by community data and based on the Social Determinants of Health.

Beginning September 2017, we will hold 6 forums each year that take place the first Thursday of every other month from 8-9:30am. We will not have a forum in July or August.

TIME:                8:00 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION:      SUMMIT POINTE  140 W. Michigan Avenue

SEPT 7, 2017     Equity: Community, Health, Education and Income
     Matt Lynn, United Way of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
     Diane Smith, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
     Beth Washington, Bronson Battle Creek and Kalamazoo
     Laura Williams, Harper Creek Public Schools

NOV 2, 2017      The Whole Child: Health, Community and Education
                            moderator: Kathy Szenda Wilson, BC Pulse
Dr. Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, Associate Professor of Education and Director of Early Childhood Education Program, Aquinas College; Founder, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Dr. Jianping Shen, Professor of Education Leadership, Research, and Technology, Western Michigan University

JAN 4, 2018         Health and Healthcare: Access, Community and Education
                             moderator: Adam Dingwall, TCC Leadership Cabinet Chair
Mary Jo Byrne, Executive Director, Fountain Clinic
Vicki Easterwood, Navigation Specialist, Albion Health Care Alliance
SonJalita Hulbert, Community Development, AETNA Better Health
Amy Terry, System Director, Community Health at Bronson Healthcare

MAR 1, 2018        Neighborhood and Built Environment
Chris Lussier, Community Development Manager, City of Battle Creek Community Development
Beverly Kelley, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity
Krista Trout-Edwards, Executive Director, Calhoun County Landbank Authority

MAY 3, 2018         Economic Stability; Employment
Lee Adams, Director, South Central Michigan Planning Council; Director of Development, WE Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Joe Sobieralski, President and CEO, Battle Creek Unlimited

JUN                      Legislative Breakfast

If there are specific issues that you would like to have addressed at a monthly meeting please email