Wynfred brings substantial experience in public service and working to improve the lives of people in Brooklyn Park. He served four years as a Planning Commissioner; three years on the community advisory council of the Metropolitan Council; two years on the Hennepin County Library Board; and one year on the Stable Neighborhood Action Plan, a Smart Growth and sustainable development task force.
With extensive knowledge of public health, wellness, and infectious disease prevention policy, Wynfred was one of many Liberian Americans who heeded President Obama’s call to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. He served as Program Operations Manager and Ebola Response Manager, respectively, leading an Ebola Response Team from Minnesota to southeast Liberia.
Wynfred later worked in polio response as the Health Delivery Systems Program Manager for eHealth Systems Africa Foundation in Kano, Nigeria, where he managed a Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation-funded polio eradication program.
He has served on a variety of advisory committees on health equity and the elimination of health disparities including the Minnesota Department of Health and Hennepin County’s Community Health Improvement Partnership. He is a recipient of Minnesota’s Human Rights Award, which extolled him for his service to the State.
Wynfred has academic training in public policy, community health, comparative education, and communication studies.
Additional Previous Experiences:
· Member, Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)
· Co-chair, Community Collaboration Council (CCC) – Osseo School District (ISD 279)
· Member, Board of Directors, CAPI, Inc.
· Member, Community Cooperative Council on HIV/AIDS Prevention (CCCHAP)
· Co-director, Conference on Cultural Competency, Equity, and the Future of Black Education
· Co-founder, African Career, Education, and Resource, Inc. (ACER)
· The Spokesman, 2004 Minnesota AIDS Walk