Nonprofit Leader Aaron G. Perry to Join Wisconsin Partnership Program’s Oversight and Advisory Committee
The Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to welcome Aaron Gabriel Perry, founder and president of the Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association, to the Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC).
The Wisconsin Partnership Program’s Oversight Advisory Committee directs and approves funds to support public health initiatives through community grants. The nine-member panel includes representatives from the statewide community, the Office of the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Perry will serve as a community health advocate appointee.
Perry is the founder and president of the nationally recognized Rebalanced-Life Wellness Association, founded with the mission to ensure that Black men and boys living in under-represented communities have the opportunity to live fuller, healthier lives. He is also a former police officer and current crisis manager. Perry opened the nation’s first Men’s Health Education Center inside JP Hair Design in Madison, Wisconsin in 2016, and founded the Perry Family Free Clinic in 2022.
“Mr. Perry is an effective public health leader who brings extensive experience, insight and expertise that will greatly inform and help guide OAC’s grantmaking decisions and strategies,” said Amy Kind, MD, PhD, UW School of Medicine and Public Health associate dean for social health sciences and programs and executive director of the Wisconsin Partnership Program. “We are pleased to welcome him to the committee.”
Perry’s nomination was approved October 6, 2023, by the UW System Board of Regents for a term effective immediately through October 31, 2026.
The Wisconsin Partnership Program is a grantmaking program within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health committed to improving health and advancing health equity through investments community partnerships and education and research initiatives.