Events / Collaborative Café: Working with Community Stakeholders and Advisory Boards

Collaborative Café: Working with Community Stakeholders and Advisory Boards

March 9, 2023
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Room 130, Hillman Hall, Wrighton Way & Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105

Join the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research for Collaborative Café. This Collaborative Café session features a panel of members of two notable Washington University community advisory boards — the Institute for Public Health/Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences Community Advisory Board (CAB) and the Community Research Fellows Training Patient Research Advisory Board (PRAB).

The panel will share information about how researchers can engage with community stakeholder and advisory boards, how to best prepare for meeting with a community advisory board, and what research teams should plan to share as follow up.

Attendees will:  

  • Meet two WashU advisory groups that support research
  • Hear examples of community-academic engagement from experienced community researchers
  • Learn how researchers can best prepare for approaching a community advisory board or other group of stakeholders
  • Get tips on framing the “ask” of community stakeholders and developing effective discussion questions
  • Discuss how researchers should plan to follow up after working with stakeholders and advisory boards

The Collaborative for Community-Centered Conversations ⁠— “Collaborative Café” ⁠— is hosted by the Center for Community Health Partnership & Research at the Institute for Public Health and Institute of Clinical & Translational Sciences. Collaborative Café offers opportunities for researchers and community partners to network, share experiences, and learn from each other.


This interactive, discussion-based event is free to attend and open to all faculty, students, researchers, community members, and organizations dedicated to advancing equity through community-engaged research. This event will take place in person in room 130 in Hillman Hall, located on Washington University’s Danforth Campus.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Directions & Parking

This event will take place in person in room 130 in Hillman Hall, located in the east end of the Washington University’s Danforth Campus.

Visitor parking is available in the East End Garage, located at Forsyth Blvd. and Wrighton Way. We will validate for parking for non-WashU attendees.

Accessibility Needs

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact Emily Hickner at We need to be notified at least five business days prior to the event to guarantee accommodation for interpretation and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) services.

About the panelists

Don Logue

Aegis Healthcare Strategies, Patient Research Advisory Board

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Mr. Logue has over forty years of experience advising both public and private organizations on strategic solutions in community development and healthcare issues. Mr. Logue was formerly a licensed nursing home administrator in the states of Florida and Missouri. Since exiting direct care services in 2007, he has advocated at both the state and federal level for innovation in the delivery of home and community-based care in lieu of institutionalization for the elderly and persons with disabilities. He is a founding director of the Ferguson based nonprofit Community Forward, Inc., a member of Washington University’s Institute of Public Health Patient Research Advisory Board (PRAB) and serves on the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Metro Housing Task Force.

Sherrill Jackson

The Breakfast Club, Inc., ICTS/IPH Community Advisory Board

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Ms. Sherrill Jackson is the founding President of The Breakfast Club, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing  education, awareness, resources and support for breast health and cancer prevention to medically underserved and uninsured populations in North St. Louis City and County. As a 20+ year breast cancer survivor, Ms. Jackson has worked tirelessly as an advocate to reduce cancer disparities. She has a track record of bringing together university and community partners to help facilitate communication and meaningful partnerships to support medically underserved and uninsured women in the St. Louis community. In addition to her role with The Breakfast Club, Inc., Ms. Jackson worked for nearly four decades as a primary care provider for children in medically underserved St. Louis communities.

Felice McClendon

City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office, ICTS/IPH Community Advisory Board

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With over 25 collective years of generating market interest, branding visibility, and increased revenue, Felice McClendon, brings a multidisciplinary lens to support non-profit strategic planning, organizational development, social justice, media engagement, marketing, and public relations needs.

Aligning mission and management to passion with purpose, F.M. Consulting serves a robust network of clients from emerging non-profits in need of advisement, board engagement, and development support to well-known established agencies interested in rebranding, rebuilding, and growing existing programs to a measurable scale. Noted for the capacity to manage complex narratives across local and national media outlets, McClendon launched F.M. With a history of multi-sector stakeholder relationships, her coordination of people, policies, and resources helps organizations serve the greatest need with fidelity, integrity and plans for sustainability.